Due to the large interests in the current scheduled tribal elections on July 30 and September 17 on the Yavapai-Apache Nation, 2 public forums have been scheduled to take place on the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
The office of the Vice Chairperson, Tribal Chairperson and 1 council position will be filled.
These forums will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of Verde Valley to assure impartiality in the conduct of these forums.
The first forum will occur on July 23, Saturday, in Middle Verde at the Nation's tribal chambers from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for all candidates running for the Vice Chairperson and Tribal Chairperson only.
The second forum for September 10 to be held at the same location and time and all candidates vying for the council position will be included with the Vice Chairperson and Tribal Chairperson candidates.
The official candidates list will be known on Friday, July 8 as soon as the candidate's qualifications are verified.
The primary election on July 30 will be only for the positions of Vice Chairperson and Tribal Chairperson . For the September 17 election, the vacant council position will be included in the roster of candidates.