FILING FOR CANDIDACY

  • Filing for Candidacy forms are available on our website, or you can request them by calling or emailing our office.
  • Candidates must be an enrolled Osage Member.
  • A felony conviction cannot appear on a Candidate’s certified court record.
  • Proof of a separate bank account in the name of the Candidate or the Candidate’s Campaign must be provided upon filing.
  • Candidates must show their Osage Nation Membership Card and Government Issued Photo ID upon filing.

FILING FOR CHIEF OR ASSISTANT CHIEF

  • Filing begins December 5th and ends January 8th.
  • Candidate must be at least 35 years of age on the date of the election.
  • The filing fee is $500 for Chief and $400 for Assistant Chief and must be in the form of a Cashier’s Check or Money Order made out to the Osage Nation Election Office.

2018 Primary Election Filed Candidates as of 12-05-2017

FILING FOR CONGRESS

  • Filing begins February 6th and ends March 12th.
  • Candidate must be at least 25 years of age on the date of the election
  • The filing fee is $300 and must be in the form of a Cashier’s Check or Money Order made out to the Osage Nation Election Office.

Filing for Candidacy forms

Individuals interested in filing for office that have any further questions, please feel free to contact us during regular office hours using the contact information provided in the top right of this page.

PRIMARY ELECTION DATES

Date Description
December 5 Filing for Principal Chief and Assistant Principal Chief begins.
December 25 & 26 Election Office Closed – Christmas.
January 1 Election Office Closed – New Year’s Day.
January 8 Filing for Principal Chief and Assistant Principal Chief ends.
January 15 Election Office Closed - Martin Luther King Day.
February 16 Deadline to submit Absentee Ballot Request forms.
February 19 Election Office Closed - President's Day.
February 26 Absentee Ballot Mailing begins.
March 16 Election Office Closed - Osage Nation Sovereignty Day (Observed).
March 30 Early Voting Day 1.
March 31 Early voting Day 2.
April 2 Primary Election Day
April 3 Election Office Closed.
April 6 Deadline to request a recount or challenge.
   

GENERAL ELECTION DATES

Date Description
February 6 Filing for Congress begins.
February 19 Election Office Closed – President's Day.
March 12 Filing for Congress ends.
March 16 Election Office Closed - Osage Nation Sovereignty Day (Observed).
April 20 Deadline to submit Absentee Ballot Request Form
April 30 Absentee Ballot Mailing begins.
May 28 Election Office Closed - Memorial Day.
June 1 Early Voting Day 1.
June 2 Early Voting Day 2.
June 4 General Election Day.
June 5 Election Office Closed.
   

FORMS

If you are unable to open a document, please contact the Election Office for assistance by phone at 1-877-560-5286 or by e-mail electionoffice@osagenation-nsn.gov and a copy of the document can be provided to you.

Absentee Ballot Request 

Voter Registry Request

Filing for Candidacy

Address Update Request

Void Permanent Absentee Request 

Open Records Request 

Privacy Program

Privacy Program Opt Out

GOVERNING LAWS

Election Code

Rules & Regulations

Osage Nation Constitution

PASSED CONSTITUTION AMENDMENTS

2014 General Election

ONCR 13-19            ONCR 13-20            ONCR 13-22

2016 General Election

ONCR 15-04