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By Michael Barrett
RLNN 

Seki holds last rally in Ponemah

 

PONEMAH - Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. held a rally in his home district of Ponemah on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Throughout the last week other rallies were held in Minneapolis, Redby, Little Rock and Red Lake.

All Districts were invited with Eyabay, Blackbear Crossing and Royce Kingbirds drum groups sharing sons, and a roast beef and chicken dinner was served.

There were two other rallies that were also happening at the same time. One was in Redby held by Sam Strong and the other one in Little Rock with Tim Sumner.

Red Lake Tribal Elections are on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 with 37 candidates seeking election to 8 seats. They include, Red Lake Tribal Chairman, Tribal Secretary, Tribal Treasurer, Red Lake Representative, Redby Representative, Ponemah Representative and two Little Rock Representatives, one for a 4-year term and another for a 2-year term. There are no incumbents in the Tribal Secretary race, the Red Lake Representative race and the 2-year Little Rock Representative race.

If a candidate receives 50% of the vote plus one in the general election on May 16, they are declared the winner. If no one reaches this threshold in any or all seats, a run-off election will be scheduled sixty days after the conclusion of all certifications, challenges or recounts. This could happen in mid to late July 2018.

Election Timeline

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – ELECTION DAY, Polls open 8:00 am – 8:00 p.m., Absentee ballots are due by 8:00 pm.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Posting of the certified election results

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – Deadline for contesting the election

Friday, June 1, 2018 – Deadline for the General Election to rule on requests for election contests (if any)

Monday, July 16, 2018 – If the election is uncontested, the run-off election must be held before this date

Thursday, July 26, 2018 – If the election was contested, the run-off election must be held before this date

The candidates: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQRR-zvvgm_Xk2zSnPDDIL9aBYKJ8BRg7SwJ_r5_5YcTquE1htOSU8gxkwPgvW90Rk-2tKlrOGrcsS_/pub

 

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