Tribal Caucus Scheduled for May 5th

Apr 2, 2018

Three Positions Open for Nominations

AKWESASNE, NY —  The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Election Board will be holding the annual Tribal caucus on Saturday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 5, 2018. There are three positions open: one Tribal Chief, one Tribal Sub-Chief and one Tribal Clerk.

The caucus begins at 10:00 a.m. sharp in the lobby of the Tribal Community Building when the floor will be opened for nominations for each respective position. All nominees are responsible for submitting their required documents and drug testing by the close of business on Wednesday, May 9th. The unofficial list of all nominees will be posted by Friday, May 11th.

In accordance with the Election and Referendum Ordinance, nominators must be an eligible voter and must:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Be an enrolled member of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.
  • Nominees for all elected positions must be present to accept or refuse the nomination at the time of the caucus,
  • Reside in the United States or in the U.S. portion of Akwesasne for at least six months immediately prior to the election, and
  • Have their name on the most current eligible voters list.

For more information on tribal election procedures and candidate eligibility, please visit the Election Board page on the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s website, at to download the Election and Referendum Ordinance.  

The Tribal Election will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Ohiarí:ha/June 2, 2018 with early voting conducted on Tuesday May 29th and Wednesday May 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Community Building Lobby.

Home voting will take place on Friday, June 1st, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, please contact the Tribal Clerk’s Office by end of business day, Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

To verify your eligibility to vote, request an absentee ballot, or for questions or concerns regarding the eligible voter’s list, please contact the Tribal Clerk’s Office at (518) 358-2272.