The submitted absentee ballot count stands at 1,100 as of March 16, according to the Osage Nation Election Office.
The 2017 Special Election starts with two days of early voting on Friday March 17 and Saturday March 18 at the Election Office located at 608 Kihekah in downtown Pawhuska.
On Monday March 20, the election day poll will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the former Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center building at 1449 W. Main in Pawhuska.
Osage voters are being asked two questions on the special election ballot: One question asks voters whether the Nation’s definition of marriage should include same-sex marriages in tribal law. The second question asks whether to amend the Osage Constitution by adding language requiring a budget-setting process to be set in Osage law.
Submitted absentee ballots are being kept at the Pawhuska Post Office and will not be retrieved until 10 a.m. March 20. In the meantime, the Election Office receives reports from the post office on the number of absentee ballots received in the mail each day.
Early voting hours at the ON Election Office are:
– Friday March 17 (noon to 8 p.m.)
– Saturday March 18 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
The Election Office can be reached at (877) 560-5286 or email email@example.com for any questions.
Original Publish Date: 2017-03-17 00:00:00