Annual Election

The Quapaw Tribe Annual Election are held yearly in July at the Quapaw Tribal Complex. The polling place is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the day of the vote. All registered voters who have met the voting eligibility requirements specified by the Tribal election ordinance will be eligible to vote. A valid registration card and a picture ID must be in each registered voter's possession in order to obtain a ballot.

Declaration of Candidacy

All qualified members of the Quapaw Tribe who desire his or her name to be placed on the ballot as a candidate for elected office must file a Declaration of Candidacy in person with the election board secretary or a designated representative at the Quapaw Tribal Administrative Office. The office is located at:
5681 S 630 Road
Quapaw, OK 74363

No person shall be a candidate for more than one office at any one time. All such filings of the declaration of candidacy must be filed during dates specified by the Election Committee. No later than three business days following the close of the filing period, the election board secretary shall post a complete list of candidates along with their respective office of candidacy at the Tribal Complex.

Declaration of Candidacy form (PDF)

Filing Fee

A non-refundable filing fee of $50 shall be assessed to each candidate for any elective office, payable to the Quapaw Tribe by certified check, cashiers check, or money order. These fees shall be used for election purposes. The filing fee shall be paid on the same date the prospective candidate submits his or her declaration of candidacy.

Upcoming Elections

The Chairman Recall Election is set for July 8. The following candidates have filed for the vacant position:


Barbara Kyser-Collier
Wena Supernaw
Grace Goodeagle

Recall election candidate deemed ineligible

The Business Committee ruled one recall election candidate ineligible to run for office. Read more here: PDF

The annual elections are scheduled for July 22. The Vice-Chair and three Business Committee Member positions will be up for election. The following candidates have filed for the positions: 


Amy Panther-Kvistad
Grant Schalk
Mary "Heather" Dismuke
Sonny Glass
Virginia Mouse
Beth Romick-Blalock


Michelle Newton
Abigail Logan
Larry Mercer
Melissa Wesley
Linda Davis
Carolyn Button Nott
Joey Giveswater-Smith
Mick Wilson