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.
ELECTION RESULTS FOR 2020 ELECTION
November 21, 2020
Tribal Headquarters, Niobrara, NE
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.
Election Board Members
District 1-Amanda Taylor
District 2-Gwendolyn Villegas
District 3-Steven LaPointe
District 4-Rhonda Oestreich
At Large-Theresa Foley, Chairperson
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.
Due to Covid-19, please note that interested candidates must schedule an appointment at their district office to pick up a campaign packet and protective health materials for safe campaigning.
Election Day is November 3, 2020.
There were two different sized envelopes used for the return ballot.
If the return voter envelope has $.50 postage on upper right corner on the front of the envelope and $.50 postage on the upper left corner of the back of the envelope then no additional postage is needed.
If you only have $.50 postage on your return envelope you should check with the Post Master to make sure it is sufficient postage.
According to the Niobrara Post Master – Ballots are handled differently and they know they are ballots because of the information printed on the back of the envelope. So if you have already mailed your ballot back, the post office should realize that these are ballots – and they will come back to the Election Board Mailbox and the Election Board will pay the postage due. The fact there is no return address is not an issue. If you have any questions, please contact the Election Board via e-mail email@example.com.
Updated 8-13-20: View the list of 2020 Election Candidates.