As a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina you have the right to voice your opinion and the way to do this is by voting in the Tribal Election on November 29, 2016. There are seven districts that are up for election and they are Districts 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 12, and 13. However, five of these districts are uncontested and therefore will not require a vote. The districts that will have an election are Districts 6 and 12.
District 6 encompasses North Pembroke and Raft Swamp, this seat is currently being held by Larry Townsend. Mr. Townsend is seeking for re-election and running against him is Larry Chavis. The polling sites for District 6 are Morgan-Britt Community Building 100 Oxendine Cir. Lumberton, NC 28360 and Indian Education Resource Center 818 W 3rd St Pembroke, NC 28372.
District 12 encompasses Maxton, Alfordsville, and Scotland County, this seat is currently being held by Areatha Patterson. Ms. Patterson is seeking for re-election and running against her is Annie Taylor. The polling sites for District 12 are Lumbee Heritage Elders Court 16220 Lumbee Heritage Lane Laurinburg, NC 28352 and Evans Cross Roads Fire Department 1590 Cabinet Shop Rd Maxton, NC 28364.
The polling sites will open at 6:30 am and will close at 7:30 pm. You must be 18 years old, have a current membership with the tribe, and reside in the one of the electoral districts to vote, unless you live outside of the tribal territory and have permanently designated one of these districts.
Now is the time to vote and let your voice be heard.