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Elections 2017

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Chippewas of the Thames First Nation 2017 Elections

Election Information

Important Dates

General Election for Chief, Council, Thunderbird Trust, Land Claim Trust & Board of Education:

Nomination Date is
Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m.
Chippewas of the Thames Administration Building
(320 Chippewa Rd. Muncey, ON. N0L 1Y0)

Election Day is Saturday, July 22, 2017 From 9:00 a.m. til 8:00 p.m.

Chippewas of the Thames Administration Building
(320 Chippewa Rd. Muncey, ON. N0L 1Y0)

Additional Dates for Thunderbird Trust:

Thunderbird Trust Candidate submission of Bankruptcy & Criminal Record Check is due July 21, 2017 by 4 pm to the COTTFN Electoral Officer @ 519-289-5555 (failure to submit will deem you ineligible and votes cast will not be counted)  

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Frequently Asked Questions (See Below)

Can I vote?
A member who is of the age of 18 can vote.

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Chief & Council

12 Councillors and one Chief are elected each term.  Please see the following links for more information:

  1. Indian Band Election Regulations
  2. Eligibility – Section 77 of Indian Act 

Board of Education

7 Board of Education Members are elected each term.  NEW this year, one seat will be designated for an OFF-RESERVE member.  Please see the following link for more information.

  1. Education Board Election Policy

Land Claim Trust

2 Land Claim Trustees are elected each term.  3 Trustees are appointed by council totalling 5 members of the Land Claim Trust. Please see the following links for more information:

  1. Land Claims Trust Agreement
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Thunderbird Trust

5 Thunderbird Trustees are elected each term.  Please see the following links for more information:

  1. Thunderbird Trust Elections Information Sheet
  2. Thunderbird Trust Agreement 2015