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BREAKING: District 5 Council Representatives Primary Election will be held on Friday, Aug. 21


PHOTO BY ALAINA BEAUTIFUL BALD EAGLE A voter walks out of the CRST Bingo Hall in Eagle Butte after voting in the CRST Primary Election

Late this evening, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Attorney General Tracey Zephier announced the new District 5 Council Representatives Primary Election will be held on Friday, Aug. 21. The polling location is at the CRST Bingo Hall, and the poll will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Due to irregularities that occurred during the Primary Election for CRST District 5 Council Representatives held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, and in order to ensure a fair and just election process, the CRST Election Board has voted to conduct a new primary election for CRST District 5 Council Representatives,” wrote Zephier in a letter.

Tribal members who have already voted by absentee ballots do not need to re-cast their vote. The absentee voting period for the new District 5 Council Representative Primary Election will begin Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. at the Tribal Secretary’s Office. Absentee voting will be available until 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20.

Please contact the CRST Tribal Secretary’s Office at 605-964-8311 if you have questions.

 

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