Amendments may be proposed to this Constitution by petition of the qualified electors of the Osage Nation. Every petition shall include the full text of the proposed amendment, and be signed by qualified electors of the Osage Nation equal in number to at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the electorate. Such petitions shall be filed with the person authorized by law to receive the same at least ninety (90) days before the election at which the proposed amendment is to be voted upon. Any such petition shall be in the form, and shall be signed and circulated in such manner, as prescribed by Osage law. The person authorized by law to receive such petition shall upon its receipt determine, as provided by law, the validity and sufficiency of the signatures on the petition, and make an official announcement thereof at least sixty (60) days prior to the election at which the proposed amendment is to be voted upon.
Any amendment proposed by such petition shall be submitted, not less than ninety (90) days after it was filed, to the Osage electors at the next general election. Such proposed amendment, existing provisions of the Constitution which would be altered or abrogated thereby, and the question as it shall appear on the ballot shall be published in full as provided by Osage law. Copies of such publication shall be prominently posted in each polling place, at tribal administration offices, and furnished to news media as provided by Osage law.
The ballot to be used in such election shall contain a statement of the purpose of the proposed amendment, expressed in not more than one hundred (100) words, exclusive of caption. Such statement of purpose and caption shall be prepared by the person who is so authorized by Osage law, and shall consist of a true and impartial statement of the purpose of the amendment in such language as shall create no prejudice for or against the proposed amendment.
If the proposed amendment is approved by sixty-five percent (65%) of the electors voting on the question, it shall become part of the Osage Constitution, and shall abrogate or amend existing provisions of the Constitution at the end of thirty (30) days after the date of the election at which it was approved. If two or more amendments approved by the electors at the same election conflict, that amendment receiving the highest affirmative vote shall prevail.