FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Special Election is Friday, April 20 when registered tribal member voters will cast ballots for one candidate for the Fort Hall Business Council to complete the one-year term of Marcus Coby who recently resigned.
The three candidates vying in the election are: Donna Bollinger; Burdett Osborne and Claudia Washakie.
Polling hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the five reservation districts: Bannock Creek Community Center in Bannock Creek; Lincoln Creek Community Center in Lincoln Creek; Buffalo Lodge in Fort Hall; Eagle Lodge in Gibson District; and Putnam Lodge in the Ross Fork District.
As of April 18, there are a total of 1,429 registered voters according to Antoinette Kniffin, Tribal Enrollment. Eligible tribal members who are 21 years of age and have residency one year prior to the election can register at the polls. Those registering at the polls must show a blue tribal identification card to prove residency.