LOWER NICOLA INDIAN BAND NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION
THIS NOTICE IS TO INFORM ALL ELECTORS OF THE LOWER NICOLA INDIAN BAND THAT A NOMINATION MEETING WILL BE HELD:
Friday, March 17th 2017
At the Lower Nicola Band Hall at Shulus 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWNG POSITION:
ONE (1) COUNCILLOR
No Elector can be a candidate for election as Councilor unless their nomination is moved and seconded by Electors (Band members 18 years or older as of April 22nd2017). Each Candidate will need to meet the"eligibility" provisions of Election Rules and must provide the Electoral Officer with their written consent for a criminal record check. (Criminal Record Consent Forms are available at the Merritt RCMP). All electors intending to run as candidates are encouraged to come to the nomination meeting with their written acceptance of nomination; a completed criminal record check; and written confirmation from LNIB finance manager that they are not in any arrears on any indebtedness to LNIB or a LNIB entity.
Please note that any voter may nominate candidates by using a mail-in nomination form. You can either deliver or mail-in a written nomination and a completed, signed and witnessed voter declaration form to the Electoral Officer before the time set for the nomination meeting OR you may nominate candidates in person at the nomination meeting. Mailed nominations not received by the electoral officer before the time set for the nomination meeting are void.
The Election will be held Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Raymond D. Phillips, Q.C.
216-345 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops, BC V2H lHl
Toll Free (855) 355-2471
Who may stand for Office?
Any Lower Nicola Indian Band Member having reached the age of majority (18) on or before Election Day, shall be eligible to be nominated for the position of Chief or Councillor, but not both.
You may not stand for election if:
a) You have been convicted of an indictable offence in the last five years (except one of a political nature relating to the exercise or defence of the aboriginal rights or title.
b) You have been convicted of sexual or non-sexual assault.
c) Have been found to have committed a corrupt election process or deemed ineligible by order of an Arbitrator pusuant to the Election Rules.
d) You are an employee of the Lower Nicola Indian Band or its entities unless you are willing to immediately resign upon a successful declaration.
e) You are arrears on any established legal indebtedness to the Lower Nicola Indian Band or its entities.
(If you have arrears, you have 10 days following the nomination meeting to pay your arrears in full and obtain written confirmation from the Finance Director)
A Band Member can be nominated for the office of Chief or Councillor provided that nomination is moved and seconded by two other Band Members.
Nominated candidates will have to provide written acceptance of the nomination and a completed Criminal Record Check within 13 days of the Nomination Meeting.
NOTE: You do not have to live on Reserve to serve, though most meetings will take place at the Band Office.
See attached document for dates and times of the Elections 2016 for Chief and Council: