2016 SRPMIC Election - Moving on to General Election
The votes are in, and four Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members, including the two incumbents, are moving on to September’s General Election.
Archie Kashoya, Ricardo Leonard, Royce Manuel and Elaina Osife received the most votes in the Aug. 2 Primary Election for District I, Salt River. The four will be on the General Election ballot on Sept. 6 for two District I Council seats. Leonard and Kashoya are incumbents.
Kashoya received the most votes with 231, followed by Leonard with 203. Osife received 124 votes, and Manuel 130 votes. The next-closest vote-getter of 90 votes each was a tie between Leonard Rivers and Russell Ray.
In all, 511 ballots were cast; seven ballots were spoiled and not counted. Of the 511 voters, 32 were absentee voters.
The Community Council certified the preliminary election results at the Salt River Community Building shortly after the results were released to the public. Candidates had 24 hours to contest the election results. It was not known if the results would be contested by the time this issue of Au-Authm Action News went to press.
No Primary Election was held in Lehi because there were only two candidates vying for one Council seat. Kimberly Manuel and incumbent Deanna Scabby will be on the District II General Election ballot.
Write-in candidates were allowed in the District I Primary Election but will not be allowed in the District I General Election. Write-in candidates will be accepted in District II.
The Salt River Community Building is the District I polling site, and the Lehi Community Building is the District II polling site. To vote in the General Election, a tribal ID is required. Contact Membership Services at (480) 362-7600 for tribal ID information.