Notes for the upcoming election.
- Community Specific Election Packages will be mailed to your Electors for whom we have mailing addresses on July 26, 2021. Please note that this mailout is in advance of July 30, 2021 as noted in the 2021 ANR Election Process.
- This Package contains the following items:
- Final Results of the Nomination Process for the 2021 Election for the Position of Algonquin Negotiation Representative
- Instructions for Electors
- A colour-coded, pre-folded Mail-In Ballot marked “Mail-In Ballot”
- A Secrecy Envelope marked “Secrecy Envelope Ballot Only”
- A Declaration of Elector form (also colour-coded)
- A postage-paid Return Envelope addressed to the 2021 Algonquin Negotiation Representative Elections (Postage Paid in mailed in Canada)
- Allow between 3-10 days for delivery (depending on region / postal code)
- If an Elector indicates to you that they have not received their voting package please have them contact us directly so that we can assist them:
- Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Toll Free at 1-855-923-300
Eligible Electors from those Communities requiring elections may vote in one of three ways: (i) in-person at the Polling Station for their respective Communities, (ii) by mail, or (iii) via OneFeather, a secure online platform. Their AOO Access ID Number will be required to vote electronically. The AOO Access ID Number for Electors will be found on the letter from the Electoral Officer regarding the Final Results of the Nomination Process for the 2021 Election for the Position of Algonquin Negotiation Representative.
HOW TO VOTE ELECTRONICALLY
Electors can vote electronically by visiting the link provided below and clicking on the RED button to get started – they will then be guided through the voting process. Eligible electors will require their AOO Access ID Number along with a valid personal email in order to vote electronically. If Electors have misplaced or did not receive their AOO Access ID Number these individuals are encouraged to visit the link below and click the HELP button (bottom right) for assistance or contact 1-855-923-3006 directly.
Electronic voting will commence on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 9:00 AM and will close on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 8:00 PM.
HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL-IN BALLOT
All Electors will also be given the option of voting by Mail-In Ballot, regardless of their place of residence. Each Mail-In Ballot is colour-coded to identify the Community with whom the Elector is affiliated but will not contain any information that would reveal the identity of the Elector. Electors who plan to vote using the Mail-In Ballot are encouraged to read the instructions contained within the Election Package carefully and then complete the steps in the check list. If Electors did not receive a Mail-In Ballot, they are also encouraged to contact the Electoral Officer.
Mail-In Ballots must be received by the Electoral Officer on or before Wednesday, September 1, 2021, or these votes will not be counted.
It is recommended that Electors mail their Ballot and Declaration of Elector as soon as possible following receipt to allow for possible delays in the mail.
If Electors do not vote by way of Mail-In Ballot, they may still vote in person at the Polling Station for their respective Community OR via OneFeather, a secure online platform. Again, their AOO Access ID Number will be required to vote electronically. Electors may only vote once.
For more information, on the electoral processes and guiding regulations can be found in the 2021 ANR Elections Process document. You may access this document online at www.tanakiwin.com/2021anrelections.
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Member Calvin King receiving a tablet donated to him from the AGGLFN
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A Message from your chief.
It has been brought to my attention that some of our hunters were not happy with the conservation letter that was part of the Moose draw mail out. In it we asked that only one deer per family be taken so that the herd is not decimated.
If you have a large family I can understand why you may have to take two deer to sustain your family. What I don’t abide by is hunters who go to a deer yard and shot every deer that they lay their eyes on. Any hunter who does this is not only a poor excuse for a hunter, he is also a poor excuse for a man. The Algonquins in the past were honorable hunters who only took what they needed to sustain their families, and I would like to think that we can continue to follow in their path.
If hunting in deeryards continue to happen there will be no deer left for our children and grandchildren and the next seven generations. I would like the names of the people who do this brought forth to me and they will be brought before “Chief and Council” to explain their actions. You are all protectors of the Deer, Moose and Elk herds, it is up to you to help me stop this practice from continuing. The moose herds are also dropping in numbers, and if we do not help sustain them by not over harvesting their numbers will also dwindle.