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Title 25Chapter ISubchapter FPart 81


TITLE 25—Indians

CHAPTER I—BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

SUBCHAPTER F—TRIBAL GOVERNMENT

PART 81—SECRETARIAL ELECTION PROCEDURES

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Subpart A—PURPOSE AND SCOPE

§81.1
What is the purpose of this part?
§81.2
When does this part apply?
§81.3
Information collection.
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Subpart B—DEFINITIONS

§81.4
What terms do I need to know?
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Subpart C—PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL SECRETARIAL ELECTIONS

§81.5
What informal review is available to a tribe or petitioner when anticipating adopting or amending a governing document?
§81.6
How is a Secretarial election requested?
§81.7
What technical assistance will the Bureau provide after receiving a request for election?
§81.8
What happens if a governing Federal statute and this part disagree?
§81.9
Will the Secretary give deference to the Tribe's interpretation of its own documents?
§81.10
Who may cast a vote in a Secretarial election?
§81.11
May a tribe establish a voting age different from 18 years of age for Secretarial elections?
§81.12
What type of electioneering is allowed before and during Secretarial election?
§81.13
What types of voting assistance are provided for a Secretarial election?
§81.14
May Secretarial elections be scheduled at the same time as tribal elections?
§81.15
How are conflicting proposals to amend a single document handled?
§81.16
Who pays for holding the Secretarial election?
§81.17
May a tribe use its funds to pay non-Federal election officials?
§81.18
Who can withdraw a request for a Secretarial election?
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Subpart D—THE SECRETARIAL ELECTION PROCESS UNDER THE INDIAN REORGANIZATION ACT (IRA)

§81.19
How does the Bureau proceed after receiving a request for a Secretarial election?
§81.20
What is the first action to be taken by the Chair of the Election Board?
§81.21
What are the responsibilities of the Secretarial Election Board in conducting a Secretarial election?
§81.22
How is the Secretarial election conducted?
§81.23
What documents are included in the Secretarial Election Notice Packet?
§81.24
What information must be included on the Secretarial election notice?
§81.25
Where will the Secretarial election notice be posted?
§81.26
How does BIA use the information I provide on the registration form?
§81.27
Must I re-register if I have already registered for a tribal or Secretarial election?
§81.28
How do I submit my registration form?
§81.29
Why does the Secretarial Election Board compile a Registered Voters List?
§81.30
What information is contained in the Registered Voters List?
§81.31
Where is the Registered Voters List posted?
§81.32
May the Registered Voters List be challenged?
§81.33
How does the Secretarial Election Board respond to challenges?
§81.34
How are the official ballots prepared?
§81.35
When must the Secretarial Election Board send ballots to voters?
§81.36
What will the mailout or absentee ballot packet include?
§81.37
How do I cast my vote at a polling site?
§81.38
When are ballots counted?
§81.39
How does the Board determine whether the required percentage of registered voters have cast ballots?
§81.40
What happens if a ballot is spoiled before it is cast?
§81.41
Who certifies the results of the Election?
§81.42
Where are the results of the Election posted?
§81.43
How are the results of the Election challenged?
§81.44
What documents are sent to the Authorizing Official?
§81.45
When are the results of the Secretarial election final?
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Subpart E—THE SECRETARIAL ELECTION PROCESS UNDER THE OKLAHOMA INDIAN WELFARE ACT (OIWA)

§81.46
How does the Bureau proceed upon receiving a request for an OIWA Election if no provisions are contrary to applicable law?
§81.47
How is the OIWA Secretarial election conducted?
§81.48
When are the results of the OIWA Election final?
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Subpart F—FORMULATING PETITIONS TO REQUEST A SECRETARIAL ELECTION

§81.49
What is the purpose of this subpart?
§81.50
Who must follow these requirements?
§81.51
How do tribal members circulate a petition to adopt or amend the tribe's governing document?
§81.52
Who may initiate a petition?
§81.53
Who may sign a petition?
§81.54
Who is authorized to submit a petition to the Secretary?
§81.55
How is the petition formatted and signed?
§81.56
Do petitions have a minimum or maximum number of pages?
§81.57
How do I determine how many signatures are needed for a petition to be valid?
§81.58
How long do tribal members have to gather the signatures?
§81.59
How does the spokesperson file a petition?
§81.60
How does the Local Bureau Official process the petition?
§81.61
How can signatures to the petition be challenged?
§81.62
How is the petition validated?
§81.63
May the same petition be used for more than one Secretarial election?

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