Tribal Election Board Certifies 2018 Election Results
Jun 11, 2018
AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Election Board has certified the results from the tribal election held on Ohiarí:ha/June 2, 2018 for the positions of one Tribal Chief, one Tribal Sub-Chief and one Tribal Clerk.
Pursuant to the Tribal Election and Referendum Ordinance, five business days were provided for written appeals to be provided, which concluded on Ohiarí:ha/June 8, 2018.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Election Board received several appeals regarding the 2018 Tribal Election. It determined one appeal had merit and found just cause for a recount. After the recount, the Election Board has determined the margin of error is not significant enough to demand any further action. Therefore, the Election Board hereby certifies the June 2nd Election.
With the decision final and signed by each Election Board member, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will welcome re-elected Chief Eric Thompson, newly elected Sub-Chief Benjamin Herne, and newly elected Tribal Clerk Summer Bero. Each will begin their three-year term after the completion of the Swearing-In Ceremony on Sunday, Ohiarihkó:wa/July 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. inside the former IGA store across from the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort on State Route 37, Akwesasne.
The event is open to the public, with lunch provided.
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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk People.