The Hopi Tribe
For Immediate Release: January 27,2011
Hopi Voters Reject the Proposed Hopi Constitution Amendment
Kykotsmovi, AZ - - Hopi voters went to the polls today to decide if the proposed Hopi Constitution will be the future for the Hopi Tribe. The 11 Polling sites closed at 7 p.m. with Kykotsmovi Village being the first community to begin the canvassing process. Federal Regulations CFR 25 Part 81.7 requires that 30% of the total registered voters must cast a ballot to qualify the Hopi Secretarial Election. The Hopi Secretarial Election has met this requirement. Of the 1,496 registered voters, 1,066 ballots were cast.
Any qualified voter, within three days following the posting of the election results, may challenge the election results by filing with the Secretary of Interior through the Officer in Charge, the grounds for the challenge together with substantiating evidence. If in the opinion of the Secretary, the objections are valid and warrants a recount or new election, the Secretary shall order a recount or new election. The results of the recount or new election shall be final.
All canvass proceedings for the Hopi Secretarial Election was conducted in the Tribal Council Chamber located in Kykotsmovi. A Canvassing protocol was established by the Hopi Secretarial Election Board to assure that the canvass process during the Hopi Secretarial Election was orderly, due to space limitation and tribal facility use policy.
The Official Tally of Election Results will be posted January 28, 2011, at the following locations: the Hopi Tribal Headquarters/Legislative Building, Kykotsmovi, the BIA Hopi Agency – Keams Canyon, and at each Village Administration Office.
Official Results: YES, NO
Keams Canyon BIA Agency 5, 23
Ponsi Hall 3, 10
First Mesa Consolidated Villages office 26, 76
Tewa Administration Building 22, 20
Sipaulovi/Mishungnovi Building 18, 60
Shungopavi Community Building 24, 43
Kykotsmovi Community Building 33, 77
Bacavi Community Building 12, 24
Hotevilla Community Building 12, 22
Upper Village of Moenkopi Community Building 30, 31
Lower Village of Moenkopi Community Building 3, 24
TOTAL Absentee Ballots 468: 222, 246
TOTAL VOTES 410, 656