The Yurok Tribe Election Board announced that there are six certified candidates running for the vacant South District seat.

According to the release, those candidates are Trisha A. Carlson, Linda K. Cooley, Gerald Green, Gary Markussen Sr., Lana M. McCovey and Maria Tripp.

A special election will be held on April 2, and the sample ballots were to have been mailed out Friday, with March 19 as the last day to receive absentee ballot requests.

For more information on the election, call the election department at 482-1350 or visit the tribal website at www.yuroktribe.org.