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Tribal Election Planned For November

A special Fort Peck tribal election is scheduled now to take place sometime in November.

The election was scheduled for Oct. 1, but is being held later due to tribal constitutional requirements. No specific date has been announced.

The need for a special election was created when longtime tribal board member Grant Stafne resigned in a letter dated Aug. 29.

Because Dana “Sam” Buckles and Kaci Wallette tied for 13th place with 449 votes in last year’s tribal executive board election, a new election involving the two candidates is needed to determine Stafne’s replacement.

Stafne received the second most votes, 882, of any tribal executive board member in the 2021 election.

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