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Kwakiutl Band Council

2020 Proposed Changes to Election Regulations

Polling completed August 19, 2020
Total number of voters: 68 (10% showed)
Polling stations reporting: 1 of 1
Voting Method Number of Ballots
In person ballots 17
Electronic ballots 51

Kwakiutl Members who are residents of the Tri-Port Area (Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Port Alice) on the day the election notice is posted can run for Chief or Councilor.

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 13 46 59
NO 4 5 9
Spoiled 0 0 0

Forty-eight (48) hours after nominations all candidates can post to Kwakiutl Nation Website, Newsletter and Face book page.

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 14 48 62
NO 3 3 6
Spoiled 0 0 0

There will be no proxy voting, and the Electoral Officer will not collect ballots from voters at locations away from the polling place (e.g.in private homes).

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 10 29 39
NO 7 22 29
Spoiled 0 0 0

The Advance Poll will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Literacy Centre or a location to be determined and announced in the Election Notice.

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 14 45 59
NO 3 6 9
Spoiled 0 0 0

Election Day in-person voting will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Literacy Centre or a location to be determined and announced in Election Notice.

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 15 49 64
NO 2 2 4
Spoiled 0 0 0

In-person voting shall be done by secret ballot. Online use of an electronic voting program (e.g. One Feather Voting Program) will be provided for those who do have cell phones or personal computers. Mail-out ballots may be provided for those requesting ballots at least 10 days prior to Election Day, subject to the voter providing valid identification to the Electoral Officer, as per instructions posted on the Kwakiutl First Nation website.

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 11 47 58
NO 5 4 9
Spoiled 1 0 1

Starting in 2020 the term of office for Chief and Councillor shall run for four years from the last election for any position on Council.

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 5 25 30
NO 12 26 38
Spoiled 0 0 0

The term of office for Chief, as well as for two Councilor positions, shall expire on the second Friday in November every four years from the last election for these positions.

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 5 29 34
NO 12 22 34
Spoiled 0 0 0

Four Councillor positions shall be elected in September 2020, and to expire on the second Friday in May every 4 years thereafter.

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 6 28 34
NO 11 23 34
Spoiled 0 0 0

Beginning in 2020, in the event that a Chief Councillor or Councillor resigns (verbally or in writing), or misses 3 consecutive Council meetings for reason(s) unacceptable to a quorum of Council, he or she will be automatically replaced by the candidate who received the next highest number of votes in his/her election. If the candidate with the next highest number of votes is unable or unwilling to accept a Council position, an election will be held to fill the vacant position.

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 12 33 45
NO 5 18 23
Spoiled 0 0 0

If a Council member is deemed by a quorum of Council to be a liability risk for the Kwakiutl Band based on personal conduct incompatible with his/her position as a Council member he/she may be excluded from Council meetings.The reason for this exclusion must be recorded in a duly convened meeting of Council.

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 10 34 44
NO 7 17 24
Spoiled 0 0 0

If there is irrefutable evidence recorded in a duly convened meeting of Council that a member of Council has violated his/her Code of Conduct, a quorum of Council may vote to remove the offending Council member from his/her office, in which case the removed member of Council is replaced by a by-election. (Note: Council may choose to resolve such cases through a formal mediation or arbitration process if there is a consensus of Council members to do so recorded in a duly convened Council meeting.)

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 10 38 48
NO 7 13 20
Spoiled 0 0 0

The regulations may be amended by a meeting or referendum advertised at least seven days in advance, in a secret ballot vote of the electors carried by a two-thirds majority of those electors who participate, and the notice of the meeting or referendum shall state specifically, what is to be changed.

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 10 41 51
NO 7 10 17
Spoiled 0 0 0

The scheduling of notices for Kwakiutl Band elections shall be as follows: i. At least 7 days notice of referendum on changes to election regulations ii. At least 35 days notice of an election (Voters List to be posted on same day of Election Notice) iii. At least 14 days notice of a Nomination Meeting

Option Literacy Centre Electronic Total Votes
YES 12 46 58
NO 5 5 10
Spoiled 0 0 0
For more information or assistance in regards to this voting event please contact an Electoral Officer: