2019 General Elections & Candidate List

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NOTICE OF NOMINATION and ELECTION For Chief and Council
SWAN LAKE FIRST NATION MEMBERS

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the electors of the Swan Lake First Nation will be held at the Swan Lake Community Hall on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., for the purpose of nominating candidates for the positions of one ( 1) Chief and four ( 4) Councillors of the Swan Lake First Nation for the next term. To be an elector, you must be 18 years of age or over, and be a band member of the Swan Lake First Nation.

If you are a band member of the Swan Lake First Nation and you wish to participate in your First Nation’s election, be advised that:

  1. The nomination meeting will be held on August 7th, 2019 at the Swan Lake Community Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The election will be held on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at the Swan Lake Community Hall with the polls open from 9 a.m to 8 p.m.
  2. To confirm if you are on the voters list, contact the electoral officer.
  3. The voters list will be posted in at least one conspicuous place on the reserve.
  4. Both on and off-reserve electors are eligible to run, and nominate or second candidates, for Chief & Councillor. To nominate, second or run for Councillor, you must be a Swan Lake band member. Nominations can be made in person at the nomination meeting or may be
    communicated to the electoral officer.
  5. All electors may vote by mail-in ballot. The electoral officer will send mail-in ballots to all off-reserve electors for whom addresses are known. On-reserve electors may request a mail-in ballot from the electoral officer.
  6. If an elector wishes to receive information from candidates, he or she must agree to have his or her address released to the candidates.
  7. The election will fall under the provisions of the Indian Band Election Regulations.

For Nomination Meeting or Election Information contact:

Carolyne Caribou, Electoral Officer at 204.293.3414 or would like to update your address please contact Karen at the Band Office 204.836.2101

(Note: In the event of a death in the community or other unforeseen emergency, the nomination meeting and/or election would be held the following day.)

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OFFICIAL CANDIDATE LIST 2019

For Chief:

1. Esquash, Michael Sr.
2. Meeches, Francine
3. Morrissette, Roberta (Bert)
4. Soldier, Craig

For Council:

1. Cameron, Farrell
2. Cameron, Germaine
3. Cameron, Grant
4. Cameron, Paula
5. Esquash, Michael Sr.
6. McKinney, William (Willie)
7. Morrissette, Roberta (Bert)
8. Soldier, Craig
9. Star, Kimberley

Please contact Karen Knudsen at Band Office to update address and she will relay address to me including treaty number. OR Electoral Officer at {204} 293-3414.

Date of Election will be September 18th, 2019, at Swan Lake Band Hall from 9am to 8pm. Until close of poll.

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