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Tribal Caucus and Special Election

Jun 18, 2021

Pursuant to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Election Board’s decision and order dated June 16, 2021, the Election Board will be holding a Tribal Caucus on Saturday, Ohiarí:ha | June 26, 2021 for the position of one (1) Tribal Chief.

The Caucus will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the former IGA Building. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and to ensure the safety of our community members, there will be no observers allowed. In order to minimize the amount of people gathering in an enclosed space, only the nominator(s), seconder(s), and nominee(s) for each position will be admitted into to the building.

ATV will stream Caucus live via Facebook and the list of nominees will be posted after Caucus has ended.

All Nominees are responsible for submitting their required documents and drug testing by the close of business day on Wednesday, Ohiarí:ha | June 30, 2021, to Cathy Mitchell, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison. The ‘un-official’ list of all nominees will be posted by Friday, July 2, 2021.

In accordance with the Election and Referendum Ordinance, a nominator 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,

• 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.

Nominees for the elected position must be present to accept or refuse the nomination at the time of the Caucus.

The Special Election will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Ohiarihko:wa | July 31, 2021 with Early Voting conducted on Tuesday, Ohiarihko:wa | July 27 and Wednesday, Ohiarihko:wa | July 28 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Former IGA Building.

Due to COVID-19, Absentee ballots will be available for community members who do not want to vote in-person. Absentee ballots can be requested beginning Ohiarí:ha | June 28, 2021 by calling the Tribal Clerk’s office. Deadline to request absentee ballots will be 12 pm, Wednesday, Ohiarihko:wa | July 21, 2021.

Home Voting will take place on Friday, Ohiarihko:wa | July 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please contact the Tribal Clerk’s Office by 12 p.m., Wednesday, Ohiarihko:wa | July 28, 2021.

For more information on tribal election procedures, special election procedures, candidate eligibility and safety protocols, please visit the Election Board page on the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s website, at , to download the Election and Referendum Ordinance and the Election Board’s Election Procedures for the 2021 Special Election.

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.