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Name Change Referendum Suspended Until June 2021 Tribal Elections

Dec 1, 2020

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council’s Name Change Referendum (TCR 2020-51) scheduled to proceed by absentee voting has been postponed until the June 2021 Tribal Elections. Pursuant to TCR 2020-64, Tribal Council suspended the referendum based on rising cases of COVID-19 and based on the Election Board’s decision to move forward with only absentee ballots.

Absentee ballots submitted prior to this announcement will be voided and destroyed. Procedures for casting a new referendum vote will be shared in advance of the June 2021 Tribal Election.

Until that time, tribal members are still encouraged to verify their eligibility to vote by contacting the Tribal Clerk’s Office at (518) 358-2272. This includes individuals who will reach the age of 18-years old on or before June 5, 2021. Tribal members who may have recently relocated should also provide their updated contact information.

For more information about the tribal referendum, please view the public meeting materials provided on October 28th, October 14th, and September 30th located on the Tribal Members Portal at You may also find additional information, including opinion poll results and articles, by selecting the dropdown menu “Name Change Referendum”.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk People