Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby has called a special election to fill the unexpired term of Holly Easterling.

 


Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby has called a special election to fill the unexpired term of Holly Easterling.

 

Easterling, who serves as Pontotoc, District Seat 1 representative and chairperson of the Chickasaw Nation Legislature, resigned effective Oct. 14. Her term extends through Sept. 30, 2012.

 

Candidate filing for the special election will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Oct. 27 through Oct. 29.

 

Candidates must file in the election secretary’s office, located in the Government Services building at 2015 Lonnie Abbott Industrial Blvd.  Filing fees are $500.

 

Legislative candidates must be:

 

* Registered Chickasaw voters

 

*  At least 25 years of age

 

*  Residents of the Chickasaw Nation for at least one year

 

* Resident of their respective district for at least six months immediately preceding the election

* Legislators must remain residents of their elected district during the tenure of their office.

 

Voter registration will close Nov. 15.

 

Ballots will be mailed to qualified voters Nov. 22.

 

Ballots must be returned by mail to the election secretary’s office by 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7.

 

To ask questions,  call Chickasaw Nation Election Secretary Rita Loder at (888) 661-0137.