Candidate filing period to open on Navajo Nation

The Daily Times staff
Election clerk Rosanna Bahe helps a voter to the voting booth on Nov. 4, 2014, at the Upper Fruitland Chapter House.

FARMINGTON — Starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, candidates can start filing paperwork to run for certain Navajo Nation offices.

This year’s November election will determine who will serve as chapter presidents, vice presidents and secretary-treasurers.

It will also determine Alternative Form of Government officers, farm board, grazing committee, school board, land board and election board members, and Kayenta Township Commissioners.

The filing period will close at 5 p.m. June 1. The filing fee is $200 for all offices.

The primary election is Aug. 30, and the general election will be Nov. 8.

Candidates may pick up and file paperwork at the Navajo Election Administration offices in Crownpoint and Shiprock in New Mexico and in Chinle, Tuba City and Window Rock in Arizona.