Nomination Period Notice

The NOMINATION PERIOD for the 2021 CHN Election is OPEN

from Friday October 15 until Friday October 29 at 4:30pm.

 

Candidates require two nominators, and all Haida Citizens of voting age (16+) are eligible to nominate or accept a nomination to be a candidate.

Nomination Forms for President, Vice President, and Regional Representatives are available electronically and in person at the CHN offices in Gaw Tlagée Old Massett and HlGaagilda Skidegate, by request from the CHN Nang tll’ k’waayanda Náng Tl’l K’wáayánda Head Electoral Officer (HEO) or Regional Electoral Officers, and online at:
 

Elections | Council of the Haida Nation

 

Completed nomination forms can be submitted by hand, mail, fax, or email to the CHN Nang tll’ k’waayanda • Náng Tl’l K’wáayánda:

Grace Garvie

Email: elections@haidanation.com

Mobile: 778-260-0242

Fax: 250-626-3403

PO Box 1538, Skidegate, British Columbia, V0T 1S1

 

Any other questions or concerns can be directed to the HEO at the contact info above.

Notice of Call for Nominations for Appeal Board

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION ELECTION 2021
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR APPEAL BOARD

 

TO ALL HAIDA CITIZENS
 

NOTICE OF CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

APPEAL BOARD

  • Any Haida citizen who is of voting age by Election Day may be nominated to sit on the Appeal Board.
  • The term of appointment for members and alternate members of the Appeal Board shall be 3 years, ending when a new Appeal Board is appointed at the next general election.
  • All members of the Appeal Board are responsible for carrying out their duties in compliance with the Constitution of the Haida Nation and all relevant Council of the Haida Nation policies and procedures.

NOMINATION PERIOD AND INSTRUCTIONS

Friday, October 15 – Friday, October 29, ENDING at 4:30pm

To make a nomination please submit via mail, fax for email the full legal name, phone number and email (optional) of the Haida citizen to the Nang tll’ k’waayanda • Náng Tl’l K’wáayánda – your submission will be forwarded in confidence to the Hereditary Chiefs Council for their consideration.

The Hereditary Chiefs Council shall consider the qualifications of all nominees to exercise their responsibilities under this Act and shall appoint one nominated citizen from each voting region to comprise the Appeal Board no later than one week after the close of the nomination period.

HEAD ELECTORAL OFFICER CONTACT INFORMATION

Grace Garvie, Nang tll’ k’waayanda Náng Tl’l K’wáayánda

Mobile: 778.260.0242 | Fax: 250.626-3403

Email: elections@haidanation.com

FIRST NOTICE OF ELECTION

October 9, 2021

Schedule B1

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION ELECTION 2021

FIRST NOTICE OF ELECTION

TO ALL HAIDA CITIZENS

 

POLLING DATES AND LOCATIONS

ADVANCE POLL

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2021

REGULAR POLL

SATURDAY DECEMBER 4, 2021

HlGaagilda
Skidegate

Gaw TLAGÉE
Old Massett

Kxeen
Prince Rupert

T’agwan
Vancouver

NOMINATION PERIOD AND INSTRUCTIONS

Friday, October 15 – Friday, October 29, ENDING at 4:30pm

Nomination forms are available on the CHN website <haidanation.ca>, at the website located at the bottom of this Notice, at the CHN Offices in Gaw Tlagée and HlGaagilda, AND upon request directly from an Election Officer. All completed nomination forms are to be submitted to the Nang tll’ k’waayanda Náng Tl’l K’wáayánda Head Electoral Officer by hand, mail, fax, or email.

MAIL IN BALLOT REQUEST INSTRUCTIONS

YOU MUST REQUEST A MAIL IN BALLOT VOTING PACKAGE

IF YOU WISH TO VOTE BY MAIL.

Mail-in Ballot Request forms are available on the CHN website <haidanation.ca>, at the website located at the bottom of this Notice, at the CHN Offices in Gaw Tlagée and HlGaagilda, AND upon request directly from an Election Officer. All completed nomination forms are to be submitted to the Nang tll’ k’waayanda • Náng Tl’l K’wáayánda by hand, mail, fax, or email.

Mail-in Ballot Request Period:

November 3 to November 19, 2021

Mail-in Ballot Submission Deadline:

December 3, 2021

In order to be counted in the election, a completed mail-in ballot must be received in the designated post office box in T’agwan Vancouver by 5:00pm on the day before Election Day. Citizens are responsible for mailing their ballots in time to meet this deadline.

Electoral Staff - Polling Clerks & Sergeant-at-Arms

October 14, 2021

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION

Electoral Staff – Polling Clerks & Sergeant-at-Arms

Appointment Description

 

The Nang tll’ k’waayanda Náng Tl’l K’wáayánda Head Electoral Officer (HEO) is seeking Polling Clerks and Sergeant-at-Arms positions for all electoral regions (Gaw Tlagée Old Masset, HlGaagilda Skidegate, Kxeen Prince Rupert, T’agwan Vancouver) for the upcoming Council of the Haida Nation Election in November-December 2021.

Under the direction of the HEO and Regional Electoral Officers, these positions are responsible for providing the necessary support for the successful operation of the polls in their region. You will work closely with a team of electoral staff to carry out the election in full accordance with the CHN Election Act.

Polling Clerks will provide direct support to the Regional Electoral Officers to set up and manage the polling station in each region, assist with voters list management, the counting of ballots, and any other administrative tasks necessary ensure the successful operation and conduct of the polling station.

Sergeants-at-Arms will keep order and security at the polling stations in each region. Other duties may involve some administrative tasks necessary ensure the successful conduct of the polling location.

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will:

  • have a demonstrated expertise with attention to detail, systems management, procedure and process acuity and translating regulatory documentation;
  • be an effective communicator and have excellent written and verbal skills;
  • demonstrate comfort when using a personal computer device (laptop, tablet and cell phone) and navigating applications;
  • function well in a high-pressure environment, and demonstrates a solution focussed attitude toward challenges.

Preference will be given to qualified persons of Haida ancestry, and with past experience working elections and voting events.

 

HOW TO APPLY
If interested, please contact the HEO at 778.2600242 or elections@haidanation.com

 

Deadline: October 20, 2021

Candidate Code of Conduct

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION ACT

Candidate’s Code of Conduct

  1. By accepting a nomination and seeking election to the Council of the Haida Nation, a candidate becomes a public representative of the Haida Nation.
  2. Candidates in Council of the Haida Nation elections are expected to conduct themselves to the same standards of behaviour as an elected representative during their term of office.
  3. Candidates for election to the Council of the Haida Nation must:
    1. Uphold the principles and dignity of the Haida Nation, and act in the best interests of the Haida Nation as their conscience dictates;
    2. Abide by the Constitution of the Haida Nation, Council of the Haida Nation Election Act, and all other CHN laws and policies;
    3. Conduct their campaign with respect and good faith, and display the values of integrity, sincerity, honesty, frankness, truth, loyalty, and fair dealing;
    4. Display respect for the office they seek in their general presentation, conduct, and communications with other candidates, CHN, staff, and the public;
    5. Be prompt, co-operative, and courteous in dealings with the Head Electoral Officer and electoral staff;
    6. Make themselves available to the public in an efficient and convenient manner which will create respect and confidence in the CHN and the CHN election process;
    7. Refrain from using any direct or indirect coercion, bribery. intimidation, duress, or misdirection in the conduct of their campaign;
    8. Avoid creating conflicts of interest, and address any conflicts of interest that might arise in accordance with the CHN Election Act and Appendix A: Conflicts of Interest by accepting this Policy.
Region Update

October 7, 2021

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION

In accordance with the Council of the Haida Nation Election Act 3.4 Each Haida citizen of voting age may register in a voting region by submitting a letter in writing to the Chief Electoral Officer no later than 8 weeks prior to Election Day.

Have you moved since last Election,

and want to vote in a different region?

Or Voting for the first Time?

Contact the Nang tll’ k’waayanda Náng Tl’l K’wáayánda Head Electoral Officer

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 14

For the 2018 election only, citizens selected their voting region at the polling stations when they signed-in. This would be your voting region for all future elections, unless a change is submitted to the Nang tll’ k’waayanda Náng • Tl’l K’wáayánda 8 weeks prior to the next election.

New Voters will select their Voting Region at the time of Registration.

 

Grace Garvie, Nang tll’ k’waayanda Náng Tl’l K’wáayánda

TF: 778-260-0242 Email: elections@haidanation.com

 

Haida language is represented in the order of Xaayda Kil (Skidegate Dialect) Xaad Kíl (Old Massett Dialect)