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This Constitution shall become effective when approved by an election of the Tribal Voting Membership of the Tribe, conducted by the Secretary of the Interior and/or the Yurok Interim Council. The initial election for Tribal Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Yurok Tribal Council Members shall occur within one-hundred and twenty days (120) of the ratification of this Constitution. A run-off election, if necessary, shall occur within thirty (30) days of the initial election. The Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and the Yurok Tribal Council Members shall take office upon certification of the election by the Election Board.

The Yurok Interim Council. shall provide for an independent Election Board for the primary and run-off election, shall notify Tribal Members of the date to file for candidacy and dates of initial and run-off elections, and shall conduct the election in accordance with Article III, Sections 1 through 10, of this Constitution, and shall remain in office until the installation of the tribal officials elected in this tribal election.