No matter if you live on or off-reservation, it’s sure that you were able to get communication about the per capita distribution in October. We could go on and on about how those funds were allocated and what it took to get the checks to you, but we won’t… we’ll save that for another post!
But now what?
We’re smack in the middle of election season and it’s time to take a look at past years so we can determine what we need to move forward. Is it money? Of course! But more importantly, it’s who will be handling the day-to-day business of managing our funds and other equally as important functions of our sovereign nation. We have several candidates seeking office and it is your job to cast your vote on Monday, December 3, 2018, for the most experienced and capable members.
That brings us to the, HOW. You MUST be 18 years of age and an enrolled member of the Quechan Indian Tribe to vote. We highly encourage our young adults to go out and exercise your right to vote for those who will lead our wonderful nation. If you or someone you know has a first-time voter on your hands, show them the ropes! That’s how we make progress… together. You like what we did there, huh?
Next, will you vote in person or will you cast an absentee ballot? If you decide to vote in-person, you’ll need to have a valid ID. For those not present to vote, according to the Election Board Calendar, absentee ballots will be mailed on Saturday, November 24, 2018 via FedEx.
Still have questions? Please contact our Quechan Election Board at (760) 572-0664.
Here’s where we preach…
We can beg and plead and tell you that it’s up to you to determine our future by the leadership that you choose. We could also tell you that if you choose NOT to vote, that you are diminishing the voice your ancestors worked so hard for you to have… but we’re sure you already know all of that. So, just vote. Polls are open from 7am - 7pm at the Quechan Community Center.
So vote for hope, vote for change, vote for progress. But whatever you do, just VOTE.
Together We Progress.