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Elections & Voting

Tribal Elections

Election Basics

The General Election, and Primary Election (if required), occurs every three (3) years when the Oneida Business Committee is elected. All other elections are Special Elections. Eligible voter may cast a ballot at one of two polling locations at all elections. Picture ID must be presented in order to vote.

Eligible voters may become candidates by one of two ways. They may be nominated at the caucus and be present at the caucus to accept the nomination. They may also petition by obtaining ten (10) verified signatures of Tribal members eligible to vote at the time of the signature.  In all instances, an application must be completed and returned by the appropriate deadline.

Applicants must provide the appropriate documentation, including but not limited to, copies of degree(s), official transcripts, and certifications as proof of qualification for the position in which they seek, where applicable. Those applications that do not have the proper back-up documentation regarding qualifications will be deemed as incomplete and applicant will not be eligible for candidacy.

Election Rules

The Oneida Election Law sets the rules for elections, recounts, and challenges.  It also sets the role and responsibilities of the Oneida Election Board.

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Election Board

For more information

Contact the Oneida Election Board at [email protected]

 

2018 Special Election

At the February 14, 2018, regular Oneida Business Committee (OBC) meeting, OBC members approved the following dates regarding the 2018 Special Election:

DATE TIME WHERE PURPOSE
Saturday,
May 5, 2018
1:00 pm NHC –
BC Conf Rm
Caucus
Vacancy Information  Nominations
Friday,
May 11, 2018
4:30 pm NHC – BC
Support Office
Application Deadline
Saturday,
July 14, 2018
7:00 am – 7:00 pm   Special Election

IMPORTANT 2018 SPECIAL ELECTION APPLICANT INFORMATION:

Applicants must provide the appropriate documentation, including but not limited to, copies of degree(s), official transcripts, and certifications as proof of qualification for the position in which they seek, where applicable. Those applications that do not have the proper back-up documentation regarding qualifications will be deemed as incomplete and applicant will not be eligible for candidacy.


If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Special Election information and process? Please contact the Oneida Election Board at [email protected].

State, Local, and Federal Elections

Basic Voting Information

In order to vote in Wisconsin you must:

● Be a citizen of the United States
● Be a resident of Wisconsin for at least 28 days
● Be 18 years old
● Proof of identification when voting at a polling place.  A Tribal ID is accepted.
● Not have been convicted of treason, felony or bribery, or have had your civil rights restored
● Not have been found by a court to be incapable of understanding the objective of the electoral process
● Not make or benefit from a bet or wage depending on the result of an election

Registration Deadline: 20 days before the election (or completed in the local voter registration office up to 5:00 PM the day before the election, or completed at the polling place on election day)

Click here for more information about voting.

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