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On August 3 during the nomination meeting in District II (Lehi), Community member Elaina Osife exercises her right to particpate in the electoral process; there is one Council seat to be filled in Lehi.
Photo by Angela Willeford

SRPMIC General Election Set for September 7

By Dodie Manuel
Au-Authm Action News

On September 7, close to 5,393 enrolled Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community members over age 18 are eligible to vote and determine who they want to run the Community for the next four years. Pursuant to Article VI, Section 2 of the Constitution of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the election shall be held on the first Tuesday in September in each even-numbered year.
The terms of the following elected officials are expiring this year:

• President Diane Enos
• Vice-President Martin Harvier
• District I (Salt River) Council seats of Thomas Largo, Claire Miller and Dixie Padilla
• District II (Lehi) Council seat of Lynn Myore
• Chief Judge Delbert Ray

All SRPMIC members are eligible to vote for president, vice-president and chief judge. However, voters can only vote for Council members in their respective districts.

Candidate Forums
You will have several opportunities in the next couple of weeks to gain more knowledge about each candidate. Community members are encouraged to ask questions of the candidates at the following forum events:

Office of Council
Lehi, District II

August 19, 6 p.m., Lehi Community Center

Office of President and Vice-President
Lehi, District II

August 24, 6 p.m., Lehi Community Center

Salt River, District I
August 26, 6 p.m., Salt River Community Building

Office of Chief Judge
Salt River, District I

August 31, 6 p.m., Salt River Community Building
Lehi, District II
September 2, 6 p.m., Lehi Community Center

Polling Sites
District I (Salt River) vote at the Salt River Community Building. Polls open 6 a.m.–6 p.m.
District II (Lehi) vote at the Lehi Community Building. Polls open 6 a.m.–6 p.m.

Voter Eligibility
SRPMIC Tribal ID or Appropriate Evidence of Identity Is Required to Vote. Eligible enrolled Community members will not be required to register to vote. Community members must show a (picture) Tribal ID card or appropriate evidence of identity at the polls before they will be given a ballot. Should you need a Tribal ID, contact the Office of Membership Services at (480) 362-7618. Because the tribal enrollment listing will be used to determine eligibility and the district you vote in, please make sure that information such as your name, Tribal ID number and address are up to date with the Office of Membership Services.

For questions about the general election, contact Erica Harvier at (480) 362-7466.

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