2021 Election Dates Set Beginning with Caucus on April 10
By Joe Morey
The LCO Tribal Governing Board set the dates for the 2021 TGB Election cycle with the Nominating Caucus set for Saturday, April 10, at 9:00 am sharp. This is the process whereby any tribal member may nominate qualifying tribal members to be candidates to the LCO Tribal Governing Board.
Candidates nominated will have three days to accept their nominations and go through background check for any past election fraud or felony crimes. All candidates put on the ballot by the Election Committee will then run for the Primary Election which was set for Saturday, May 8, at two polling locations, the LCO Tribal Center and the New Post Community Center.
All candidates in the Primary Election will be narrowed down to the top six vote getters, who will than advance to the General Election, Saturday, June 19. The top six will first have to pass a drug test and any who doesn’t pass the drug test will be removed from the ballot and the candidate from the Primary receiving the next highest votes will then be placed on the General Election ballot.
The candidates currently serving on the LCO TGB whose terms expire in 2021 are LCO Chairman Louis Taylor and members Tweed Shuman and Don Carley.