The Election Board supervises all elections, verifies petitions and performs other election-related duties set forth in the laws of the tribe.
Meetings and agendas will be announced here. Minutes from past meetings can be found in the archives.
The Election Board may be reached at [email protected]
The Tribal Council is accepting applications for District 2, for the Election Board as
a term is expiring. Members are paid $250 per meeting and mileage will be paid
for a maximum of 410 miles round trip at the federal government approved rate.
Most meetings are held in Niobrara, Nebraska. Read more >
March 11, 2023
Election Board Members
District 1 – Amanda Taylor (term expires 2.1.25)
District 2 – Charley James (term expires 2.1.23)
District 3 – James LaPointe (term expires 2.1.25)
District 4 – Rhonda Oestreich, Chair (term expires 2.1.25)
At Large – Jamie Lemus (term expires 2.1.25)
Procedures and Regulations
The Law and Order Code Title IX Elections establishes procedures for efficient, fair and honest elections and to ensure the secrecy and sanctity of the ballot. Click here to view the full Title IX Law and Order Code.
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is divided into districts. Each district has two elected representatives who serve on the Tribal Council. Click here to view voting districts.
Download a PDF of the voter registration form for tribal elections. Please note that completed applications must be MAILED to the election board. Electronic submissions cannot be accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to commonly asked questions regarding voting policies and procedures. Click here to view the FAQ.
How to Run for Office
If you are interested in running for tribal office, please click here to review the qualifications and procedures as defined in the Law & Order Code.
Registered Voter Lists as of 2-6-23
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