A special election to fill the vacant head position at the Chippewa Cree Business Committee at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation is underway today, with six candidates including the man removed from the office in March.
The polls opened at the Old Stone Child College Gymnasium at 8 this morning, with voting scheduled to run through 8 p.m.
The position came open when the Business Committee voted unanimously March 25 to remove Ken Blatt St. Marks from the office.
St. Marks is one of the candidates today, as is one of the council members who removed him from office, Richard “Ricky” Morsette.
The other candidates are Luanne Belcourt, Bert Corcoran, Curtis “Bubba” Monteau Jr. and state Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy.