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RSIC Secretarial Election – Unofficial Results. Deadline for Written Challenges is Monday, November 9th.

We want to thank you again for your participation in the secretarial election. See below for  link to view RSIC’s Secretarial Election unofficial results.  Now is your opportunity, as a RSIC registered voter for secretarial election, to submit any written challenges to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western NV Agency.

Click here: RSIC 2020 Secretarial Election_Unofficial Results

The deadline for all written challenges is Monday, November 9, 2020 @ 5pm. The BIA Office will then forward the written challenges and report to the Western Regional Office for the Regional Director’s decision.

Submit written challenges to: 
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Attn: RSIC Secretarial Election
311 East Washington Street
Carson City, NV 89701

If you have any questions, please call Marlys A. Hubbard, BIA Tribal Operations Officer, at 775-887-3500. 


RSIC’s Voting Recommendations in the 2020 Election & Polling Locations

Here are some recommendations for voting in the 2020 Election. The recommendations were compiled from various sources that endorse candidates. Additionally, in staying consistent with the RSIC’s candidate contributions, recommendations are made for incumbents in the legislative and congressional races. Finally, we’ve only listed the races where there are two candidates.

President/Vice President:  Joe Biden; Kamala Harris

Congress, District 2:  Mark Amodei

Assembly, District 24:  Sarah Peters

Assembly, District 32:  Alexis Hansen

Supreme Court, Seat B:  Kristina Pickering

Supreme Court, Seat D:  Ozzie Fumo

Court of Appeals, Department 3:  Bonnie Bulla

District Court, Department 10:  Elliott Sattler

District Court, Family Court, Department 11:  Paige Dollinger

District Court, Family Court, Department 13:  Bridget Robb

University Board of Regents, District 10:  There were very few endorsements from which to make a recommendation on the Board of Regents race. Kevin Melcher is an educator, was appointed to the State Board of Education, and was previously a regent in a different district. Arrascada has never held elective office, but he got the endorsement of the NV Faculty Alliance. Each of them secured an endorsement from one labor organization with Melcher being endorsed by Local 4041 AFSCME.

Ballot Questions:  Yes on all of them.



Our goal is to inspire Washoe County Native Voters to vote and achieve the highest Native voter turnout in Nevada’s history. #NativeVote2020 

*Early Vote, October 17th – October 30th, 9am-7pm Daily.

  1. RSIC Gym: 34 Reservation Road, Reno, NV 89502
    • Same Day Registration (Tribal ID, Driver License, State ID)
    • In-Person Voting & Ballot Drop Off
  1. RSIC Smokeshop #6, 7655 Pyramid Highway, Spanish Springs, NV 89436 
    • Same Day Registration (Tribal ID, Driver License, State ID)
    • Ballot Drop Off Only

*General Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd, 7am-7pm.

  1.   RSIC Gym: 34 Reservation Road, Reno, NV 89502
    • Same Day Registration (Tribal ID, Driver License, State ID)
    • In-Person Voting
  2. Hungry Valley Gym: 9075 Eagle Canyon Drive, Sparks, NV 89441 
    • Same Day Registration (Tribal ID, Driver License, State ID)
    • In-Person Voting

View the 2020 RSIC Secretarial Election Registered Voters List

See below for Registered Voters List or Click Here RSIC Registered Voters List

If you wish to challenge the inclusion, exclusion or omission of a name on the Registered Voters List, you must submit the challenge in writing to the Secretarial Election Board by September 28, 2020 at 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) to:
RSIC Secretarial Election Board
311 East Washington Street,
Carson City, NV 89701
You must include the name of the affected individual(s), the reason why the individual(s) name should be added or removed and supporting documentation.

If you fail to submit your registration form on time, that is not a reason to challenge your omission.  Any challenges will be resolved by the Secretarial Election Board by October 1, 2020 and will be final for the purpose of determining who can vote in the Secretarial Election.

*Eligible Voters are RSIC Tribal Members 18+ by November 2nd. 

Registered Voters List:

The Amendments RSIC Registered Voters will be voting on are: 

Article I – RSIC Territory: 

Article II – Tribal Membership (Enrollment):

Watch Hungry Valley Vision Video & Survey – Do Your Survey Now! Closes July 19th!


On Feb 24, the Planning Department facilitated a community meeting at the Reno Colony to provide information and receive responses from the participants on the future management and planning of Hungry Valley. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic event and our concern for the public health, the community meeting in Hungry Valley was cancelled. We need to continue to move forward with the process of gathering community input to plan the future of Hungry Valley. Please take some time to watch the Chairman’s video on YouTube (, Facebook ( or

After watching the video, you can complete the survey at, or you can call 775-785-1363 ext 5400, or email Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.


In 2016, RSIC received an additional 13,434 acres – nearly 21 square miles – of land in Hungry Valley through the signing of the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act. RSIC is now at the beginning stages of planning for the future of Hungry Valley, specifically in regards to the types of land use that will be considered in Hungry Valley. At the same time, neighboring agencies are also exploring projects that would potentiallyimpact RSIC and Hungry Valley. The first project is the proposed extension of Eagle Canyon Drive to connect Hungry Valley with Spanish Springs and Lemmon Valley. This would potentially increase traffic south of the community while also providing better access for community members to Lemmon Valley/395, enhancing public safety due to multiple paved routes entering/exiting the Colony, and potentially bring additional economic development opportunities to RSIC. The second project is determining the feasibility of importing clean water into Hungry Valley. Importing water will increase the amount of water available to RSIC for future community, agriculture, and economic development. At the same time, it would alter the landscape of the valley by creating a series of seasonal water features to capture thewater being imported.

RSIC Planning Department
1937 Prosperity St., Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 785-1363