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“Absentee voter” means any eligible voter who requests an absentee ballot in accordance with the procedures set forth in this title.

“Amended election code” means the election ordinance of the Yurok Tribe originally adopted on July 20, 1994, amended on August 26, 1998, amended on May 30, 2002, and amended July 9, 2004, and in effect immediately preceding the effective date of this amendment and restatement.

“Constitution” means the Constitution of the Yurok Tribe as certified on November 24, 1993.

“Council” or “Tribal Council” means the Yurok Tribal Council, a nine-member governing body established by Article III of the Constitution.

“District” means a Council district specified in Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution.

“Election Board” or “Board” means the Election Board established pursuant to YTC 3.10.010.

“Election Director” means the Director of the Elections and Enrollment Department.

“Election notice” means the official notice that an election will be held.

“Eligible voter” or “registered voter” means, in accordance with Article III, Section 4 of the Constitution, a Yurok Tribal member who will be at least 18 years of age on the date of the primary or special election, and who has registered to vote.

“Initiative” means a legislative measure proposed by a petition signed by at least 20 percent of the eligible voters as required by Article XI, Section 1 of the Constitution.

“Majority” means more than half of the votes (50 percent plus one vote) cast during an election.

“Measure” means a proposed legislative act or course of action.

“Moral turpitude” means conduct that is contrary to justice, honesty, or morality or so extreme a departure from ordinary Yurok standards of honesty, good morals, justice or ethics as to be shocking to the moral sense of Yurok people. Moral turpitude shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

(1) An individual who cannot hold regalia;

(2) Fraud;

(3) Embezzlement;

(4) Extortion;

(5) Theft;

(6) Bribery;

(7) Receiving stolen goods knowing they are stolen;

(8) Perjury;

(9) Child abuse, including physical or sexual abuse;

(10) Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, including sexual relations with a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor, production or trafficking of child pornography, or serving or providing illegal drugs or alcohol;

(11) Assault with an intent to kill, commit serious bodily harm, or rape or with a dangerous weapon;

(12) Arson;

(13) Rape;

(14) Murder;

(15) Felony conviction for domestic abuse;

(16) Intentional manufacture, use, or distribution of a controlled substance or drug trafficking; and

(17) Aiding or abetting in the commission of, or attempting to commit, a crime involving moral turpitude.

“Petition” means a voter-initiated proposal for a legislative measure, recall of an elected official, or amendment to the Constitution.

“Polling place” means a location where voting takes place.

“Polling official” means an Election Board member and any additional appointees serving at the polls on election day.

“Primary” or “primary election” means an election to be conducted the second Wednesday in October of each year for each Council office for which the term is set to expire that year, and may also be referred to as the annual election.

“Recall election” means the election to be held to consider the recall of an elected official.

“Referendum” means a legislative measure approved by the Yurok Tribal Council and referred to the Tribal voting membership pursuant to Article XI, Section 2 of the Constitution.

“Register of voters” means the official master list of registered voters for an election.

“Registrar” means the Chairperson of the Election Board, or their designee.

“Residence” means the principal place where one physically resides.

“Run-off” or “run-off election” means the election to be held, if necessary, within 45 days of the primary election certification when no candidate for office receives a majority of the votes cast for the office.

“Special election” means any election other than the primary election and including an election to be held to resolve a tie, conduct a referendum, conduct a recall of an elected official, fill a vacant Council position, or amend the Constitution.

“Tribal member” means a duly enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe listed on the Yurok Tribal membership roll.

“Tribal voting membership” means all eligible voters. [Ord. 56 § 4010, amended, 5/9/2019; Ord. 42 § 4010, adopted, 3/4/2015.]