25 U.S. Code § 1300n–6 - Tribal constitution
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(a) Election; time; procedure
After the compilation of the tribal membership roll under section 1300n–4 (a) of this title, upon the written request of the Interim Tribal Council, the Secretary shall conduct, by secret ballot, an election for the purpose of ratifying a final constitution for the Tribe. The election shall be held consistent with sections 476 (c)(1) and 476 (c)(2)(A) of this title. Absentee voting shall be permitted regardless of voter residence.
(b) Election of tribal officials; procedures
Not later than 120 days after the Tribe ratifies a final constitution under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary shall conduct an election by secret ballot for the purpose of electing tribal officials as provided in such tribal constitution. Such election shall be conducted consistent with the procedures specified in subsection (a) of this section except to the extent that such procedures conflict with the tribal constitution.
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