We are requesting Chief & Council to consent to the ballots be released to the Appellants for examination before resuming the Election Appeal on January 15, 2013: (Election Appeal of the February 13, 2012 band election)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
1.) The Appellants believe the lack of secured ballot boxes during the election process has allowed someone to introduce and/or replace valid ballots with foreign ballots to into the voting system;
2.) The absence of Ballot Account by the Chief Electoral Officer has compromised the integrity of the voting system; the Ballot Account is one of the steps required by designed as a check and balance to safeguard the voting system;
3.) Now the only safeguard is to examine each ballot for ballot authenticity by checking for the Deputy’s initials, if the Deputy’s initial exist authentic ballot and if no initials exist than foreign ballot.
We, the undersigned, request the Chief & Council to authorize their legal counsel to inform the Appeal Tribunal that they consent to the release of the ballots before resuming the Appeal hearing on January 15, 2013. This early consent in writing to the Appeal Tribunal will allow time for examination of the ballots and eliminate any further delays of the Appeal hearing.
Only members of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation who is 18 years of age are eligible to sign this petition.
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