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Candidate Important Dates

Candidate Important Dates (PDF)

DATEDESCRIPTION
APR 19Deadline for voters to submit an Absentee Ballot Request Application
 Absentee ballot mailing begins
MAY 101st Campaign Finance Report reporting period ends
MAY 131st Campaign Finance Report Filing Opens
May 171st Campaign Finance Report Filing Closes
 Deadline to submit Poll Watcher Designation
MAY 2110:00 AM β†’ Election Board Meeting to review 1st Campaign Finance Reports (1st review)
MAY 241st review corrections due for 1st Campaign Finance Reports
MAY 281:00 PM β†’ Election Board Meeting to review 1st Campaign Finance Reports (2nd review)
MAY 29Fines Due ♦All fines issued prior to this date are required to be paid in FULL♦
MAY 309:30 AM - 4:30 PM β†’ Absentee Early Processing
MAY 3112:00 - 7:00 PM Polls open for Early Voting
 2nd review corrections due for 1st Campaign Finance Reports
JUN 110:00 AM - 4:00 PM β†’ Polls open for Early Voting
JUN 38:00 AM - 8:00 PM β†’ Polls open for Election Day
 10:00 AM β†’ Voted absentee ballots are required to be received and processed by the U.S. Postal Service in Pawhuska, Oklahoma by this time.
JUN 4OFFICE CLOSED
JUN 7Deadline to submit a Recount or Challenge to the Election Results
JUN 102nd Campaign Finance Report filing deadline
JUN 1210:00 AM β†’ Election Board Meeting to review 1st Campaign Finance Reports (3rd review) & 2nd Campaign Finance Reports (1st review)
JUN 171st review corrections due for 2nd Campaign Finance Reports
JUN 181:00 PM β†’ Election Board meeting to review 2nd Campaign Finance Reports (2nd review)
JUN 20Fines issued on JUN 12th due
JUN 242nd review corrections due for 2nd Campaign Finance Reports
JUN 251:00 PM β†’ Election Board meeting to review 2nd Campaign Finance Reports (3rd review)
JUN 26Fines issued on JUN 18th due
JUL 1Fines issued on JUN 25th due

How to File

  1. Establish a separate bank account for campaign purposes only in the name of the candidate or the candidate's campaign.
  2. From the campaign account, have a cashier's check or money order made payable to Osage Nation Elections for $300 for the filing fee.  
  3. On the day of filing, bring to the Wahzhazhe Elections Office:
    • Proof of Osage membership
    • Government-issued photo ID
    • Proof of campaign bank account that shows the name and number of the account
    • $300 cashier's check or money order
    • Filing forms
      • Declaration of Candidacy (Required to be signed in front of a Wahzhazhe Elections notary.)
      • Campaign Manager or Committee Authorization
      • Voter Registry Request 

Filing Fees

Chief  $500

Assistant Chief $400

Congress $300

Required Qualifications

Chief and Assistant Chief
  • Be an enrolled member of the Osage Nation
  • Be at least thirty-five (35) years of age on the date of the election
  • Have never been convicted of a felony
Congress
  • Be an enrolled member of the Osage Nation
  • Be at least twenty-five (25) years of age on the date of the election
  • Have never been convicted of a felony
Contact Us
𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 Elections
electionoffice@osagenation-nsn.gov