PUBLIC NOTICE Election 2021
From The ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE ELECTION BOARD PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE 86-10 AMENDED BY RESOLUTION 20-101 APRIL 30, 2020
A Notice is hereby served to the ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBAL membership that the following Officer positions are up for election:
10 TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITIONS up for election:
UPPER CUT MEAT
Nominating affidavits can be picked up at the RST Election Office beginning:
May 3, 2021 at 8:00 am Closing date: June 4, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Filing fee: Officer Positions: $300 money order or cashier’s check (non-refundable)
Filing fee: Tribal Council positions: $150 money order/cashier’s check (non-refundable
Voter’s registration closes July 8, 2021 for the Primary Election
* RST PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON JULY 22, 2021 *
* RST GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 26, 2021 *
List of Community Election Board to be turned in for ALL Communities to the RST Election Office by June 1, 2021.
QUALIFICATIONS OF CANDIDATES:
SECTION 200 - FILING FOR OFFICE
Section 201. Eligibility for Office
Any enrolled member shall be eligible to seek and hold the office of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Tribal Council Representative, if such candidate meets the following requirements:
Reached by the date of the general election his/her 25th birthday, if seeking the office of tribal council representative, tribal secretary, or tribal treasurer, or 45th birthday, if seeking the office of tribal president or vice-president.
Have at least one-fourth or more Sicangu blood, be an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and not have been found guilty by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council of misconduct in tribal affairs.
Those candidates for tribal council being 25 to 29 years of age on the date of the general election, must not have been found guilty of any major crimes by any jurisdiction and not have been found, by any tribal, state, or federal court of law, the tribal ethics commission, or by the Rosebud Sioux
Tribal court, to have performed any act containing an element of perjury, forgery, bribery, dishonesty, or abuse of public office compromising the welfare of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe or any of its members and meet the other requirements as set forth in this section.
Those candidates for tribal council being 30 years or older on the date of the general election must not have been found guilty in a court of law of a felony offense involving violence, must provide one or more affidavits that prove some degree of leadership, and meet the other requirements as set forth in this section.
A candidate for tribal council must have been living in the community of candidacy for at least one year preceding the date of the primary election.
Candidates for the position of president or vice president of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) must be at least 45 years of age on the date of the general election and meet all requirements for membership on the tribal council.
A candidate for president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer must have been living within the original boundaries of the Rosebud Indian Reservation for at least one year preceding the date of the primary election.
The electorate of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council shall determine the qualifications of its officers, council members, and community officers.