Nominations for the Tribal Council will be made during the General Membership meeting in accordance with the Constitution of the Tolowa Dee-ne’ Nation. Nominations will be accepted from the General Membership present. Written nominations received at the Tribal Office by the close of business on the last business day prior to the General Membership meeting will also be accepted and presented to the General Membership,
Nominees shall decline or confirm their acceptance for candidacy in writing to the Tribal Council within seven (7) business days after the General Council meeting. Nominees shall decline under penalty of per-jury, that they meet the qualifications to be a candidate for Tribal Council. At the time of nomination ac-ceptance, candidates will be issued an Election Packet that will include the Voter Registered List. Candi-dates shall agree to use the Voter Registration List only for legitimate campaign purpose.
Eligibility to Vote
All enrolled citizens of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and registered in accordance with ARTICLE IV of this Ordinance shall be eligible to sign petitions and vote in all elections as provided for in this Ordinance and the Constitution of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation.
Eligibility to Hold Tribal Council Seat
Any enrolled citizen that is twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of nomination, who has never been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude in any jurisdiction, and has continued resided within Del Norte, Humboldt, Curry, Josephine and Coos counties for a period of one (1) year immediately prior to being nominated as a candidate for the Council that has been nominated in accordance with the Constitution and this Ordinance shall be eligible to seek abd hold Tribal Council office.