Campaign Resources

Congress Candidate Filing Packet

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

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Candidate Deadlines

EVENT DATE
Filing closes for Congress Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Campsite request deadline Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Candidate training                                  Drawings for ballot order & campsites Thursday, March 28, 2024
1st Campaign Finance Report filing opens Monday, May 13, 2024
1st Campaign Finance Report filing closes Poll Watcher designation deadline Friday, May 17, 2024
Fines due Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Recount / Challenge deadline Friday, June 7, 2024
2nd Campaign Finance Report filing deadline Monday, June 10, 2024

 

Contact Us
Wahzhazhe Elections
electionoffice@osagenation-nsn.gov