Important Dates

2019 GENERAL ELECTION SCHEDULE

***Portions in red indicate new provisions of the Nation’s Elections Law adopted September 2018.

DATE ACTION ELECTION LAW REFERENCE
January 25, 2019 Last Day for Election Board to give notice of upcoming election(s) and of the need for members to register to vote. Art. VIII, Sec. 1801 (C)
January 25, 2019 Last day for persons seeking to run for the Office of Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson of the Tohono O’odham Nation or Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of a District to submit, in person, at the Election Office a written, signed statement that the person seeking office has not been convicted of a felony as defined by the Elections Law and to complete and file the required documents for a "criminal background investigation to be conducted. *Required paperwork available at Election Office." Art. VI, Sec. 1605 (A) Art. VII, Sec. 1702 (F) (1)
January 25, 2019 Last day for persons seeking to run for the Office of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Tohono O’odham Nation to file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Election Board. A current passport photo of each must be submitted with a Declaration if a photo on the ballot is desired. Art. VI, Sec. 1605 (B)
January 25, 2019 Last day for persons seeking to run for the Office of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of a District Council to file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Election Board. A current passport photo of each must be submitted with the Declaration if a photo on the ballot is desired. Art. VII, Sec. 1702 (F) (2)
January 25, 2019 Last day for persons seeking to run for the office of Legislative Council Representative to submit, in person, at the Election Office a written, signed statement that the person seeking office has not been convicted of a felony as defined by the Elections Law and to complete and file the required documents for a criminal background investigation to be conducted. *Required paperwork available at Election Office. Art. V, Sec. 1505 (E) (1)
January 25, 2019 Last day for District Councils to accept nominations for Legislative Council Representative at a meeting of the District Council. Each District Council must file a certified list of the nominees with the Election Board and post the list within 5 days after such nominations. Art. V, Sec. 1505 (E) (2) & (3)
January 25, 2019 Last day for District or Community Councils to accept nominations for candidates to District Councils at a meeting of the District or Community Council. District or Community Council must file a certified list of nominees with the Election Board and post the list within 5 days after such nominations. Art. VII, Sec. 1703 (F) (1) & (2)
February 18, 2019 Political signs or printed materials may be posted or distributed for the Primary Election. Art. VIII, Sec. 1809
February 25, 2019 Last day for candidates for Council/District Representatives to submit current passport photo to the Election Office for the ballots. Art. V, Sec. 1505 (F) Art. VII, Sec. 1703 (G)
February 25, 2019 Last day for District Councils to certify with the Election Board any adjustments made to the Schedule of Representatives to District Councils. Art. VII, Sec. 1703 (B)
February 26, 2019 Last day for members to file a voter registration form with the Election Board, in order to vote in the Primary Election Art. IV, Sec. 1402 (C)
March 18, 2019 Political signs or printed materials may be posted or distributed for the General Election. Art. VIII, Sec. 1809
March 26, 2019 Last day to appeal to the Legislative Council, a District Council’s Adjusted Schedule of Representative to a District Council. Art. VII, Sec. 1703 (B)
March 26, 2019 Last day for the Election Board to complete criminal background investigations for candidates who submitted the necessary documents by the stated deadline of January 25, 2019. Art. V, Sec. 1505 (E)(1) Art. VI, Sec. 1605 (A) Art. VII, Sec.1702 (F)(1)
March 26, 2019 Last day for members to file a voter registration form with the Election Board, in order to vote in the General Election. Art. IV, Sec. 1402 (C)
March 28, 2019 Last day for District Councils to forward recently approved voter registrations for the Primary Election to the Election Board. Art. IV, Sec. 1402 (C) (2) (a)
April 01, 2019 Last day to complete and submit form to request absentee ballot for the Primary Election or to select to be added to the list of voters that automatically receive absentee ballots for every election. Art. VIII, Sec. 1806 (F)Art. VIII, Sec. 1806 (F)(1) (a)
April 08, 2019 Last day to appoint District Election Boards for the Primary Election. Art. VIII, Sec. 1801 (E)
April 08, 2019 Election Board to post the Official List of Registered Voters at all polling places for the Primary Election. Art. VIII, Sec. 1801 (A)
April 12, 2019 Last day for omitted voters from the Official List of Registered Voters to appeal to the Legislative Council for the Primary Election. Art. IV, Sec. 1403
April 25, 2019 Last day for District Councils to forward recently approved voter registrations for the General Election to the Election Board. "Art. IV, Sec. 1402 (C) (2) (a)"
April 27, 2019 PRIMARY ELECTION Art. VI, Sec. 1605 (E) Art. VII, Sec.1702 (F)(5)
April 29, 2019 Last day to complete and submit form to request absentee ballot for the General Election or to select to be added to the list of voters that automatically receive absentee ballots for every election. Art. VIII, Sec. 1806 (F) Art. VIII, Sec. 1806 (F) (1) (a)
May 02, 2019* *Except when a run-off is required. Last day for the Election Board to certify to Legislative Council names of candidates entered in the General Election, for the offices of chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Art. VI, Sec. 1605 (G)
"May 02, 2019* *Except when a run-off is required. Last day for the Election Board to certify to district council names of candidates entered in the General Election for the offices of chairperson and vice-chairperson" of the district council. "Art. VII, Sec. 1702 (F) (7)"
May 06, 2019 Last day to appoint District Election Boards for the General Election. Art. VIII, Sec. 1801 (E)
May 06, 2019 Election Board to post the Official List of Registered Voters at all polling sites for the General Election. Art. VIII, Sec. 1801 (A)
May 07, 2019 Political signs or printed materials that were posted or distributed for the Primary Election for candidates that lost the primary must be removed. Art. VIII, Sec. 1809
May 10, 2019 Last day for omitted voters from the Official List of Registered Voters to appeal to the Legislative Council for the General Election. Art IV, Sec. 1403
May 25, 2019 GENERAL ELECTION Art. VIII, Sec. 1802
May 29, 2019 Last day for Election Board to certify and post Certificate of District Residents. Art. VIII, Sec. 1801 (B)
Within 48 hours of issuing the Certificate of Election Results Election Board shall post the Election Results. Art. VIII, Sec. 1806 (J)
Within 2 business days and after issuance and posting of the Certificate of Election Results at the Election Office. File an election contest with Board, if a contest is desired. Art. IX, Sec. 1902 (A)
Within 5 days after the Certificate of District Residents has Been posted in a district. File an appeal with the Legislative Council to contest the number of votes given to each district by the Board, if an appeal is desired. Art. VIII, Sec. 1801 (B)
June 04, 2019 Political signs or printed materials that were posted or distributed for the General Election must be removed. Art. VIII, Sec. 1809
Within 20 days after posting the Certificate of Election Results The Legislative and District Councils shall issue Certificates of Election and seat persons for each office on the Council and District council. Art. VIII, Sec. 1808 (A)
Within 20 days after posting the Certificate of Election Results The Legislative Council shall issue a Certificate of Election for the office of Chairperson and Vice- Chairperson of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Art. VIII, Sec. 1808 (B)

***Portions in red indicate new provisions of the Nation’s Elections Law adopted September 2018.