Lack of Quorum for KIC Annual Meeting and Special Election
November 13, 2012
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan Indian Community held their annual meeting on Sunday November 11th at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. In conjunction with the meeting a special election was held to vote on seven constitutional propositions and an eighth question which asked members to approve commensurate bylaw changes associated with the proposed constitution changes.
The KIC election ordinances stipulate that voter turnout must equal 30% or more of registered voters in order for any election to be valid. This did not occur on Sunday.
Because of the lack of a quorum, the Ketchikan Indian Community will continue to function under the 1979 constitution. A larger turnout was expected because the election was held at the same time as the annual meeting but this didn’t transpire.
Pending Tribal Council approval, it is possible these proposed constitution propositions will be presented to the KIC membership during the next regular election which is scheduled for Monday January 21st 2013.
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Ketchikan Indian Community
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