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Election Day workers needed for April 4 ON Primary Election

For more information and to request worker applications, contact the Election Office toll-free at (877) 560-5286 or visit the office in Pawhuska at 608 Kihekah Ave. The office can also be reached via email for other election-related information and inquiries at electionoffice@osagenation-nsn.gov

The Wahzhazhe Elections Office is hiring individuals to work at the polling place during the April 4 Primary Election.

Hired individuals will be helping voters check-in before they vote their ballots, as well as setting up and closing the polling place during the day-long Election Day. In-person voting will be at the Osage Nation Civic Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. located in Pawhuska at 1449 W. Main St.

“This is your opportunity to learn about what takes place on Election Day,” according to the job announcement. Interested individuals must fill out an application form and submit it to the Election Office by March 25.

Those selected to work on Election Day must be willing to work 12-14 hours or more depending on the day’s activities. Other listed abilities sought include basic computer skills, attention to detail, occasionally lifting/ carrying objects including election equipment and supply boxes, as well as excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with voters, coworkers, and electioneers.

Osage Nation government employees are eligible to work that day at the polling place but must obtain their work supervisor’s signature and leave time approval to work at the polling place, according to the application.

Those selected will be subject to mandatory training for working at the polling place. Other worker functions include: maintaining election equipment security throughout the day, thoroughly reviewing/ completing all election forms, checking in voters through use of identification and poll lists, assisting voters through the voting process by explaining equipment usage, and closing the polling place after voting ends.

Workers must also have the ability to comprehend and follow instructions given by the Election Supervisor and Election Board officials who will be on-site that day, as well as report any issues that day to supervising officials.

For more information and to request worker applications, contact the Election Office toll-free at (877) 560-5286 or visit the office in Pawhuska at 608 Kihekah Ave. The office can also be reached via email for other election-related information and inquiries at electionoffice@osagenation-nsn.gov

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  • Benny Polacca

    Title: Senior Reporter

    Email: bpolacca@osagenation-nsn.gov

    Instagram: @bpolacca

    Topic Expertise: Government, Tribal Government, Community

    Languages spoken: English, basic knowledge of Spanish and French

    Benny Polacca (Hopi/ Havasupai/ Pima/ Tohono O’odham) started working at the Osage News in 2009 as a reporter in Pawhuska, Okla., where he’s covered various stories and events that impact the Osage Nation and Osage people. Those newspaper contributions cover a broad spectrum of topics and issues from tribal government matters to features. As a result, Polacca has gained an immeasurable amount of experience in covering Native American affairs, government issues and features so the Osage readership can be better informed about the tribal current affairs the newspaper covers.

    Polacca is part of the Osage News team that was awarded the Native American Journalists Association's Elias Boudinet Free Press Award in 2014 and has won numerous NAJA media awards, as well as awards from the Oklahoma Press Association and SPJ Oklahoma Pro Chapter, for storytelling coverage and photography.

    Polacca earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and also participated in the former American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota where he was introduced to the basics of journalism and worked with seasoned journalists there and later at The Forum daily newspaper covering the Fargo, N.D. area where he worked as the weeknight reporter.

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Benny Polacca
Benny Polaccahttps://osagenews.org

Title: Senior Reporter

Email: bpolacca@osagenation-nsn.gov

Instagram: @bpolacca

Topic Expertise: Government, Tribal Government, Community

Languages spoken: English, basic knowledge of Spanish and French

Benny Polacca (Hopi/ Havasupai/ Pima/ Tohono O’odham) started working at the Osage News in 2009 as a reporter in Pawhuska, Okla., where he’s covered various stories and events that impact the Osage Nation and Osage people. Those newspaper contributions cover a broad spectrum of topics and issues from tribal government matters to features. As a result, Polacca has gained an immeasurable amount of experience in covering Native American affairs, government issues and features so the Osage readership can be better informed about the tribal current affairs the newspaper covers.

Polacca is part of the Osage News team that was awarded the Native American Journalists Association's Elias Boudinet Free Press Award in 2014 and has won numerous NAJA media awards, as well as awards from the Oklahoma Press Association and SPJ Oklahoma Pro Chapter, for storytelling coverage and photography.

Polacca earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and also participated in the former American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota where he was introduced to the basics of journalism and worked with seasoned journalists there and later at The Forum daily newspaper covering the Fargo, N.D. area where he worked as the weeknight reporter.

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