Notice of Primary Election
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: that on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014, the Karuk Tribe will conduct a Primary Election. Candidate packets will be available at Tribal Administrative offices in Happy Camp, Yreka, and Orleans on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014.
Polling places will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM at the following locations:
Happy Camp: Multi-Purpose Room (Old Gym), 64236 Second Avenue;
Yreka: Health Clinic Conference Room, 1519 South Oregon Street; and
Orleans: Community Center, 39051 Highway 96.
TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE: you must be an enrolled member of the Karuk Tribe, who is eighteen years old, and has registered with the Karuk Voter’s Registration Office (you may register to vote before the election).
SUBJECT MATTER OF ELECTION:
Vice-Chairperson (Paid Position) TERM: November 2014-November 2018
ABSENTEE BALLOTS: Requests for absentee ballots must be submitted in writing with a current return address and must be received no later than Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014.
All requests for absentee ballots must contain the requestor’s signature and the requestor’s identity must be verified by one of the following three methods:
- by a notary public; or
- by two eligible voters of the Karuk Tribe; or
- by providing a copy of a State, Federal, or Tribal ID card with a signature.
It is highly recommended that absentee ballot requests be received by the Voter’s Registration Office in a timely manner for those members who live outside the Aboriginal Territory due to the amount of time it takes for the mail to reach Happy Camp.
Send Absentee Ballot Request to:
Karuk Voters Registration Office
PO Box 815
Happy Camp, CA 96039
CANDIDATES: Candidate packets will be available on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 8:00am. Candidate packets and the $50.00 fee will be due back to the Karuk Election Committee by Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 5pm.
For more information we encourage you to call the Voter’s Registration Office at: (800) 50-KARUK Ext. 2039 or Election Committee Chairperson Flo Lopez at (530) 493-1600 Ext 2132.
Forms and Notices:
For Immediate Release
March 26, 2014
Contact: Mary Anne Ostrom, Director of Communications
California Emerging Technology Fund Names
Tribal Leaders 2014 Broadband Champions
Karuk and Yurok Tribes Act to Close the Digital Divide in Humboldt County
Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA – March 26, 2014 – The California Emerging Technology Fund is pleased to announce Karuk Tribe Informational Technology Director Eric Cutright and Yurok Tribe Information Service Director Paul Romero are 2014 Broadband Champions. Fifteen individuals are being recognized for their groundbreaking work and strong commitment to close the Digital Divide.
The Champions were selected in consultation with dozens of broadband leaders, community advocates and state and local policymakers. The 15 individuals are featured in the California Emerging Technology Fund 2013-2014 Annual Report and will be recognized at events in San Francisco on March 27 and in Pasadena on May 19.
“We congratulate Eric, Paul and all of the Broadband Champions. From Humboldt to Hollywood, from El Centro to Oakland, they are representatives of trailblazers who work throughout California and beyond to point the way for policymakers to understand the opportunities afforded by information technology and high-speed Internet access,” said CETF President and CEO Sunne Wright McPeak. “The Champions also share the moral imperative not to leave anyone behind or offline. Each of these individuals inspires us to act to close the Digital Divide,” she said. Photo of Tribal Leaders and the full list of recipients are available on request.
Eric Cutright and Paul Romero: Bringing 21st Century Technology to Tribes
For hundreds of far Northern California residents, living with no regular cell service, no high-speed Internet, not even reliable landline phone service is common. Orleans, tucked away in northeast Humboldt County, is home to members of the Karuk Tribe. After years of unmet promises for better service, the tribe, led by Tribe Informational Technology Director Eric Cutright, decided to become the Internet Service Provider . Funding was hard to come by, so Eric teamed with Paul Romero, Information Service Director of the neighboring Yurok Tribe. In 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission approved $6.6 million to help fund the Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative Project – an 80-mile fiber optic route from Orleans to Humboldt Bay. Upon completion, planned for October 2015, more than 600 unserved and underserved households will have reliable communications. “It’s going to be life-saving,” says Eric.