FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Primary Election is Friday, March 27 when registered tribal member voters will cast ballots for three or less candidates for the Fort Hall Business Council.
The 10 candidates vying in the election are: Devon Boyer, Luke Eagle, Wesley Edmo, Nancy Eschief Murillo, Marina Fast Horse, Helena Hall, Sherwin L. Racehorse, Darrell Shay, Marlene Skunkcap and Elma Thompson.
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.
There is also early voting March 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Tribal Business Center. If elders need assistance, a ballot can be brought out to them in the parkng lot.
As of March 17, there are a total of 1,258 registered voters according to Antionette 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, however if a person has a yellow identification card, he or she must show up at the election returns to prove residency status.
The top three vote getters will face off against incumbents Tino Batt, Kevin Callahan and Edison Darrell Dixey in the May 29 General Election.