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The Election Board shall, pursuant to the Constitution of the Yurok Tribe, have overall responsibility for the conduct of the elections authorized by Article III of the Constitution. These duties shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) Publication of Election Notice. All election notices shall contain the date, time, polling places, and purpose of each election and shall be posted at the polling places, and at various other public places throughout the area served by the established polling place. The publication of the election notice shall be not less than 45 days before the date of any election of members to the Tribal Council, and shall be made at the direction of the Chairperson of the Election Board. Each local newspaper, radio, and TV station that provides useful coverage to Indian communities shall be furnished a copy of the election notice for carrying as a public service announcement.

(b) Selection of the Election Board Officials. The members of the Election Board shall appoint a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson from within their membership, and, if necessary, such additional appointees from the Tribal membership as may be required for conducting an election. If any member of the immediate family (spouse, son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, mother, mother-in-law, father, father-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or first cousin) of an Election Board member is an approved candidate for office, such Election Board member shall automatically be replaced by an alternate recommended by the Election Board and approved by the Yurok Tribal Council until such election is concluded.

(c) Election Supplies. Election staff will arrange for all election supplies including the printing of all ballots, tally lists, and lists of eligible registered voters and shall arrange for the delivery of the same to the polling officials before the opening of the polls.

(d) Ruling on Qualifications of Candidates. The Election Board shall have the final authority to rule upon the qualifications of the candidates, including those qualifications identified in Article III, Sections 5 through 7 of the Constitution and in this chapter, and to certify the candidacy. [Ord. 56 § 4102, amended, 5/9/2019; Ord. 42 § 4102, adopted, 3/4/2015.]