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LITTLE SHELL ELECTION DAY NOTICE

The Little Shell Tribal Election Committee announces Saturday, November 12, 2022, as the Little Shell Tribal Election Day. Voting will take place for the three At-Large Tribal Councilmember positions. We encourage all enrolled Little Shell Tribal members, who are 18 years or older on the date of the election, to vote.

IN-PERSON VOTING POLLS

Saturday, November 12, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MT

LST Tribal Government Building

615 Central Avenue West

Great Falls, MT 59404

 

Little Shell Tribal members may vote in-person at the Little Shell Tribal Government Building parking lot in Great Falls, Montana. Tribal members must have one of the following identification documents: a government issued ID (LST enrollment card, state issued driver’s license, passport, military service card), government issued documents (LST enrollment letter, tax forms, state agency forms), utility bill, lease agreement, or bank statements.

ABSENTEE VOTING

Absentee Ballot Request Form Available on October 1, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request Form Deadline is 5:00 p.m. MT on November 7, 2022

Absentee Ballot Must be Received by 5:00 p.m. MT on November 12, 2022

 

Absentee Ballot Request Form Submission

Little Shell Tribal members may vote by absentee ballot. Tribal members must first complete the LST Absentee Ballot Request Form and provide a government issued ID (LST enrollment card, state issued driver’s license, passport, military service card), government issued documents (LST enrollment letter, tax forms, state agency forms), utility bill, lease agreement, or bank statements. The Request Form will be found on this webpage beginning Saturday, October 1, 2022, and hardcopies will be available upon request. Tribal members may also use the online Submittable portal to complete the Request Form. The Request Form must be received by 5:00 p.m. MT on November 7, 2022.

 

Absentee Ballot Submission

After receiving your official LST 2020 Absentee Ballot, you must complete and sign the ballot. All ballots must be returned and received no later than 5:00 p.m. MT on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

 

Ballots may be submitted by:  

Mail or Hand Delivered to:

LST Tribal Government Building

615 Central Avenue West

Great Falls, MT 59404

E-Mail: LSTElections@lstribe.org

Fax: (406) 315-2401

APPLICATION FOR CANDIDACY

The Little Shell Tribal Election Committee is now accepting Applications for Candidacy for the three open At-Large Tribal Councilmember positions. All enrolled members of the Little Shell Tribe who are 25 years or older, reside in Montana, and meet the Election Code requirements are eligible to run for office. Tribal Councilmembers are volunteers and do not receive a salary for their service.

 

Each eligible Little Shell Tribal member must follow the application process in order to be considered an eligible candidate. Each interested tribal member must complete the 2022 Little Shell Tribal Elections Application for Candidacy and submit all required documentation as stated in the application including a letter of interest, a personal biography statement, resume, photo identification, proof of Montana residency, proof of high school diploma or GED, completed background authorization form, and a $200.00 application fee.

 

Little Shell tribal members interested in applying for candidacy are strongly encouraged to read the 2022 Little Shell Tribal Election Code and the 2022 Election Guidelines for eligibility requirements and general information regarding the election. Prospective candidates are responsible for submitting completed applications with all required documents. The Election Committee will not process incomplete applications.

 

Hard copies of the applications and the election guideline packet will be available at the Little Shell Tribal office.

 

 

The application period closes on September 13, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain. The Little Shell Tribal Election Committee shall review each prospective candidate application to determine eligibility. The Election Committee will publish the list of Approved Candidates by October 1, 2022.