Election Board Announces Appeal Decision

Jun 19, 2013

Special Election for Chief and Sub-Chief Positions Scheduled

On June 10, 2013 the Election Board heard an appeal from a community member who presented to the Election Board evidence that the integrity of the April 02, 2013 Election and Referendum Ordinance was jeopardized. After careful consideration of the facts presented and documentation supporting the appeal, the Election Board has determined, as per the April 02, 2013 Election and Referendum Ordinance, the appeal is successful.

Therefore, the June 1, 2013 tribal election for the positions of Chief and Sub-Chief is null and void. The positions for Chief Judge, two Traffic Courts Judges and the two referendum results have not been affected by this appeal.

To ensure fairness and integrity to the process of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Elections, the Election Board has determined that a special election will be held on July 13, 2013 for the positions of Chief and Sub-Chief.

Please Be Advised:

· No Caucus will be conducted for the July 13, 2013 Special Election.

· Candidates from the May 4, 2013 Caucus will remain on the July 13, 2013 ballot for the position they had been nominated for.

· Candidates who wish to remove themselves from the July 13, 2013 Special Election, please contact the Election Board by June 24, 2013.

Timeline for Special Election:

June 24 to July 10 Absentee Ballots available from the Tribal Clerk’s Office

July 10 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In-Home Voting

July 11 & 12 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Walk-In Voting - Community Building Lobby

July 13 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special Election - Community Building Lobby

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For more information contact the Public Information Office at 518-358-2272.

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