Saint Regis Tribal Election Board Announces Unofficial Election Results
Jun 4, 2011
Voters Elect New Chief and Sub-Chief
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe held its annual election on Saturday, June 4, 2011, in the lobby of the Tribal Community Center. Voter turn-out was steady all day as people turned out to vote for a new Tribal Chief to occupy Tribal Chief Monica Jacobs’seat. After serving one term, Chief Jacobs decided not to run for another term. A Sub-Chief’s seat was also up for election.
Barbara A. Lazore, Ronald Lafrance Jr., and Cecil Garrow were all on the ballot for Tribal Chief. A total of 786 votes were cast, with Lafrance receiving 380 votes with 12 absentee ballot votes for a total of 392 votes. Lazore received 202 votes and 15 absentee ballot votes for a total of 217 votes. Cecil Garrow received 154 votes with five absentee ballot votes for a total of 159 votes. Numerous members received a total of five write-in votes. Thirteen ballots were void.
Michael Conners received 386 votes for Tribal Sub-Chief, with 16 absentee votes for a total of 402 votes. Jennifer Standing Arrow received 204 votes, with 10 absentee votes for a total of 214 votes. Gary Cole received 141 votes with five absentee votes for a total of 146 votes. Seven individuals received one vote each as write-ins. Seventeen ballots were void. A total of 786 votes were cast for Sub-Chief.
The Election Board will officially certify the election results after a five-day period, pending any appeals, and announce the official results as soon as they are certified.
For more information contact David T. Staddon, Director of Public Information at 518-358-2272 ext. 286.