The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the upcoming Lumbee tribal election is Friday, October 30.
The Tribal Election is set for November 17.
All absentee ballots must be returned and received by the Election Board by 5 pm on November 16.
Fourteen tribal members have filed for seven open seats. Two candidates are unopposed – Lakeshia Sweat in District 1 and Johnathan Locklear in District 4. Five people have filed for the chairman’s seat. The candidates for chairman are Paul Brooks, Harvey Godwin Jr., Lynn Bruce Jacobs, Bobbie Jacobs Ghaffar and Terry Collins.
For more information, call the Election Office at (910) 521-8965.
The office is located at 78-D, Three Hunt’s Drive in the Comtech Business Park off NC 711 in Pembroke. The office is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Absentee ballot request forms can be downloaded here.