KIC Members Gather for Annual Meeting and Special Election
November 09, 2012
Harvey Shields leads the Cape Fox Dancers at last year’s annual KIC meeting.
The KIC Tribal Council, sitting as the constitution committee, spent many hours and held numerous public hearings for its members culminating in eight proposition questions which will appear on the ballot. These propositions range from refinement of jurisdiction language to approving amended bylaws which coincide with the changes in the constitution.
During this special election KIC members will, for the first time, use an electronic ballot scanner much like the State of Alaska and local governments use for its elections. This will result in quicker tabulation and improved accuracy of the results as well as reduced costs associated with staging an election. It’s believed that KIC is the first Tribe in Alaska to use electronic ballot scanning for its elections. There will be no more burning the midnight oil as results will take only moments to tabulate.
The annual meeting is a time for KIC members to receive reports on the financial standing of the Tribe as well as hear reports from the Tribal Council and the Advisory Health Board. After the business meeting, there will be several dance groups performing; a Chinese Auction for the Dolly Jensen Fund and dinner will be served at 5:00pm hosted by ANB/ANS Camp 14. Ketchikan Indian Community members who are registered to vote are encouraged to come by the Ted Ferry Civic Center and vote anytime between 8:00am and 8:00pm, however all KIC members are invited to participate in the annual meeting starting at 1:00pm.
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