Voting takes place today at the Head of the Lake Hall for the Okanagan Indian Band election. - Morning Star file photo

Voting takes place today at the Head of the Lake Hall for the Okanagan Indian Band election. - Morning Star file photo

Okanagan band holds election

Polls are open Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Head of the Lake Hall

Okanagan Indian Band members are heading to the polls.

There is an election for chief and council today from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Head of the Lake Hall, and there are 33 candidates for the 10 councillor positions and three candidates for chief.

The candidates for chief are Joey Jack, incumbent Byron Louis and former chief Dan Wilson.

Running for council are Jonathan Alexis, Reynolds Bonneau, Wilbur Bonneau, Cindy Brewer, Lyle Brewer, Val Chiba, June Cole, Dustin Goldwater, Lynn Gregoire, Terry Harris, Stephen Isaac, Tim Isaac, Garett Lawrence, Allan Louis, Blaine Louis, Dean Louis, Diane Louis, Jackson Louis, Machell Louis, Richard Louis, Sheldon Louis, Raymond Marchand, Shane Miller, Michael Ochoa, Guy Robins, Seraphine Robins, Jon Spotted Eagle, Marie Tonasket, Shawna Whitney, Harold Williams, Dan Wilson, Leland Wilson and William Wilson.