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Long Plain First Nation

Election Act Amendment Referendum

Detailed Summary of Custom Election Act - 2017 Referendum Ballot Questions Click Here to Download

Phone/Text: 204-922-2074 | Fax: (204) 252-2012 | Email: agemerrick@live.ca
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 430, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, RlN 3B7

Polling completed August 12, 2017
Total number of voters: 556 (20% showed)
Polling stations reporting: 1 of 4
Voting Method Number Of Ballots
Vote In Person 489

Do you agree “Band Council Resolution” means the enactment of the Custom Election Act as per referendum results by the Tribal Citizens?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 493 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 533
NO 52 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 56
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree “Candidate Scrutineer” means one (1) person appointed by a Candidate that will only be at the counting on Election Day?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 493 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 535
NO 52 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 54
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree “Bribery” Means the process of offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting something of value for the purpose of influencing the action of another person whether that person is an elector, appointed official or a person seeking office?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 493 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 536
NO 52 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 53
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree two “Election Community Scrutineers” from two different family groupings who have applied and been appointed by the Interview Committee, to ensure the Custom Election Act is being followed?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 418 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 458
NO 80 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 84
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree an Electoral Ethics Commission established to deal with breaches?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 423 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 464
NO 58 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 61
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that a Tribal Citizen to be 60 years of age to be considered an elder?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 410 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 450
NO 95 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 99
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that a Tribal Citizen to be between 18 and 30 years of age to be considered “Youth”?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 360 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 399
No 155 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 160
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree to change the name Task Force to “Custom Election Act Ad Hoc Committee”?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 375 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 412
NO 125 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 132
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree to have Inauguration Protocols include: Declaration of Office, Waiver for Elected Officials, Code of Conduct and Ethics, Oath of Confidentiality, Oath of Office?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 441 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 484
NO 54 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 55
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree to the wording of One (1) Chief and Four (4) Councillors?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 469 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 511
NO 39 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 41
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree to a Four (4) year Term of Office?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 382 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 411
NO 132 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 147
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, Long Plain First Nation Tribal Citizens are eligible to be a candidate for the office of Chief or Councillor provided they: Are a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age when they are required to file their Notice of Candidacy?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 450 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 492
NO 36 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 38
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, Long Plain First Nation Tribal Citizens are eligible to be a candidate for the office of Chief or Councillor provided they: Have not had a criminal conviction within the past five (5) years, for which a pardon has not been granted?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 429 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 467
NO 59 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 65
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, Long Plain First Nation Tribal Citizens are eligible to be a candidate for the office of Chief or Councillor provided they: Are not on the Child Abuse Registry, or Adult Abuse Registry (that includes the Vulnerable Persons Registry Check)?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 436 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 478
NO 30 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 32
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, Long Plain First Nation Tribal Citizens are eligible to be a candidate for the office of Chief or Councillor provided they: Must attend and participate in the Candidate Gathering?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 449 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 491
NO 32 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 34
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, Long Plain First Nation Tribal Citizens are eligible to be a candidate for the office of Chief or Councillor provided they: Must pay a non-refundable fee of $250.00?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 394 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 429
NO 90 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 99
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, an Eligible Tribal Citizen that intends to run for office must file a Declaration of Candidacy in person with the Elector Officer no later than 4:30 pm on the third Thursday of March in the year of the General Election; or on the date specified in the Notice of By-Election or Notice of Special Election?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 451 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 493
NO 40 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 42
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, The Declaration of Candidacy must include an endorsement by the Nominator and Seconder that states whether the candidate is seeking the office of Chief or Councillor; not both?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 434 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 476
NO 50 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 52
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, The Declaration of Candidacy must indicate the eligibility requirement has been met to include: Satisfactory evidence of their age and that they are a Tribal citizen?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 459 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 501
NO 27 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 29
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, The Declaration of Candidacy must indicate the eligibility requirement has been met to include: The original returned results of the Criminal Record Check?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 460 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 504
NO 25 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 25
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, The Declaration of Candidacy must indicate the eligibility requirement has been met to include: The original returned results of the Child Abuse Registry, Adult Abuse Registry and the Vulnerable Persons Registry Check?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 463 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 506
NO 23 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 24
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, The Declaration of Candidacy must indicate the eligibility requirement has been met to include: The original receipt of the $250.00 non-refundable registration fee from the Long Plain First Nation Finance?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 418 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 454
NO 67 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 75
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree the checks referred to Eligibility for Office must be dated between December 1 and the second Thursday of March of the year of the General Election; or be no older than three months in the case of a By-Election or Special Election?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 450 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 491
NO 39 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 42
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, a Candidate may withdraw in writing to the Electoral Officer, their Declaration of Candidacy no later than 4:30 pm on the day before posting of Candidates by the Electoral Officer?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 451 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 494
NO 40 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 41
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that a Review of Declaration of Candidacy by Electoral Officer and Deputy Electoral Officers be held to confirm each Declaration of Candidacy was filed on time, was endorsed by Nominator and Seconder for one office, and all eligibility requirements have been met?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 449 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 493
NO 38 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 38
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that all candidates: May Campaign on Rez Radio and pay a fee for advertising?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 396 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 435
NO 95 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 100
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that all candidates: Be allowed to have their campaign signs and poster in designated areas and to the lots associated with residential units?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 434 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 477
NO 52 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 53
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that all candidates: Not campaign during Election Day?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 379 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 419
NO 112 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 116
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that all candidates: Not campaign on Rez Radio on Election Day?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 383 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 424
NO 113 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 116
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that all candidates: Campaign signs, posters, and t-shirts (paraphernalia) are not allowed at LPFN/ADC public buildings/businesses or at polling station on election day?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 376 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 418
NO 107 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 109
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that all candidates: And/or their advocates will not loiter or inconvenience people who may be present at the polling stations?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 376 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 418
NO 107 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 109
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that all candidates: Will not engage in bribery directly or indirectly through their advocates?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 413 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 456
NO 61 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 62
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that all candidates: And/or their advocates will not harass the Electoral Officer, the Deputy Electoral Officer or any LPFN/ADC affiliated employee(s) during the election process?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 424 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 466
NO 57 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 58
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, the Electoral Ethics Commission directs the Electoral Officer to call a By-Election or Special Election as required?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 434 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 478
NO 62 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 62
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that the Electoral Officer be a Tribal Citizen selected by the Interview Committee to administer the LPFN Custom Election Act?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 429 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 468
NO 77 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 82
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, the Election Appeal Committee consist of three (3) Tribal Citizens from different family groupings selected by the Interview Committee and appointed by the Tribal Government to hear appeals on violations or breaches of the Election Practices of this Custom Election Act?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 415 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 456
NO 61 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 64
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that, a Candidate Gathering be convened where the Candidates are asked questions by a moderator on various governance issues instead of a Public Forum?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 422 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 460
NO 77 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 83
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that the election notice be posted 5 days after the Declaration of Candidacy?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 450 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 491
NO 46 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 48
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that each eligible candidate will appoint a scrutineer by filing a written notice with the Electoral Officer 2 days before the Election Day for counting of votes only?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 430 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 468
NO 64 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 69
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that the Candidate cover the costs of their scrutineer during the counting of votes?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 408 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 449
NO 79 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 81
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree to “Electronic Voting” or “On-line Voting” as additional option process by which tribal citizens may vote via a cell phone or computer?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 342 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 385
NO 155 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 155
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that the Election Timeline is shortened from 240 days to 47 days?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 401 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 441
NO 101 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 104
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that the Election Appeal deadline is 2 days after the Election Day?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 404 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 445
NO 91 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 93
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree the Election Appeal Hearing be open to the public?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 470 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 512
NO 25 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 26
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that in the event of a successful Appeal, the next candidate with the most votes will take office instead of having By- Election for that position?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 428 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 464
NO 67 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 74
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that the Electoral Ethics Commission will deal with the breaches of Inauguration Protocols, Vacancy and Third-Party Management?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 410 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 451
NO 73 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 75
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that elected Council Officials sign the Declaration of Office affirming he/she is drug free and agrees to regulated drug testing throughout their Term of Office?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 432 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 475
NO 47 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 47
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree to allow an Elected Official who tested positive for drugs, the opportunity for intervention, treatment and follow-up within 3 months?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 389 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 430
NO 98 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 100
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that a refusal by any elected Council Official to swear in and sign Inauguration Protocols shall result in his/her election being annulled and revoked?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 453 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 495
NO 37 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 38
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree this Custom Election Act may be amended pursuant to the submission of any proposed amendment(s) by an Election Act Ad Hoc Committee appointed by the Tribal Government?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 425 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 466
NO 63 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 65
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that a simple majority of votes cast will support the proposed amendments?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 448 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 487
NO 43 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 47
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0

Do you agree that the Long Plain First Nation Custom Election Act be reviewed and amended every 5 years?

Option Final Poll - Long Plain Advance Poll - Brandon Advance Poll - Winnipeg Mail In Total Votes
YES 448 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 489
NO 43 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 45
Spoiled 0 Awaiting Results Awaiting Results Awaiting Results 0
For more information or assistance in regards to this voting events please contact an officer:
Adrienne Merrick (Ratification Officer)
  • Email: agemerrick@live.ca