Pit River Tribe's election is being questioned
The Pit River Tribe of California went to the polls on Saturday but critics are questioning how the election was conducted.

Non-numbered, photocopied ballots were used rather than pre-printed ballots that had been ordered, administrator Robert Boyce said. The elections committee is investigating the issue, he said.

Also, an independent peace officer who was paid by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to monitor the election is to present his findings this week. Boyce said he believes the officer wasn't happy with the way the election was conducted.

More than 450 members voted, a record turnout. Several new council members were elected.

Get the Story:
Complaints hit tribal vote (The Redding Record-Searchlight 8/23)
pwpwd

Related Stories:
Pit River leaders refuse to sign oath of office (6/26)
Pit River Tribe reinstates chairwoman (04/27)
Pit River council removes chairwoman from office (04/10)
Pit River chairwoman seeks to regain powers (4/5)