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Wabauskang First Nation

Wabauskang Election Code - Second Vote

Second community vote on Wabauskang Election Code.

Polling completed December 3, 2020
Total number of voters: 60 (22% showed)
Voting Method Number of Ballots
In person ballots 0
Electronic ballots 60

Election Code

1. Which version of the Election Code should Wabauskang First Nation use for Band Elections?

Option Electronic Total Votes
1992 Election Code 17 17
2020 Election Code 43 43
Spoiled 0 0

Mail-in Ballots

2. Should mail-in ballots be available as an option for voting in Band Elections?

Option Electronic Total Votes
YES 52 52
NO 8 8
Spoiled 0 0

Online Voting

3. Should online voting be available as an option for voting in Band Elections?

Option Electronic Total Votes
YES 52 52
NO 7 7
Spoiled 1 1

Term Length

4. How long should the term of office be for Chief and Council?

Option Electronic Total Votes
2 years 23 23
4 years 37 37
Spoiled 0 0

Chief and Council Eligibility - Criminal Record

5. Should an individual who has been convicted of a criminal offence within 5 years of election day be able to run for Chief and Council?

Option Electronic Total Votes
YES 4 4
NO 56 56
Spoiled 0 0

Chief and Council Eligibility - Bankruptcy

6. Should an individual who has declared bankruptcy within 5 years of election day be able to run for Chief and Council?

Option Electronic Total Votes
YES 7 7
NO 53 53
Spoiled 0 0

Tie-breaker

7. How should a tie between two candidates be determined?

Option Electronic Total Votes
Electoral Officer Decides 32 32
Electors Present at Counting of Vote Stand Behind Their Chosen Candidate 28 28
Spoiled 0 0

Appeals Process

8. Which appeal process should be used for Wabauskang Band Elections?

Option Electronic Total Votes
5-Person Appeal Board, made up of 4 Band members and 1 non-member chair 46 46
3-Person Appeal Board, made up of 3 Band members 14 14
Spoiled 0 0

Election Code Amendments

9. What process should be used to amend the Election Code in the future?

Option Electronic Total Votes
General Band Meeting with 30 days notice 23 23
Community Vote with 60 days notice 37 37
Spoiled 0 0

Election Date Amendments

10. Should Chief and Council be able to amend the election date if there is an emergency (e.g. pandemic, natural disaster) or tragic event (e.g. death) impacting the community?

Option Electronic Total Votes
YES 51 51
NO 9 9
Spoiled 0 0
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