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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Caucus to be held on May 7th

Apr 1, 2022

AKWESASNE -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Election Board will be holding the annual Tribal Caucus on Saturday, Onerahtohkó:wa | May 7, 2022. There are four (4) positions open: one (1) Tribal Chief, one (1) Tribal Sub-Chief, one (1) Chief Judge, and (1) Traffic Court Judge #1.

The Caucus will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Ionkwakiohkwaro:ron Administration Building, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way.

The caucus schedule is as follows:

  • Traffic Court Judge #1 nomination time starting at 10:00 a.m.;
  • Chief Judge nomination time starting at 10:20 a.m.;
  • Tribal Sub-Chief nomination time starting at 10:40 a.m.; and
  • Tribal Chief nomination time starting at 11:00 a.m.

Observers are welcomed and 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, May 11, 2022 to Cathy Mitchell, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison. The ‘un-official’ list of all candidates will be posted by Friday, May 13, 2022.

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,
  • 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 all elected positions must be present to accept or refuse the nomination at the time of the Caucus.

The Tribal Election will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Ohiarí:ha | June 4, 2022 with Early Voting conducted on Wednesday, Ohiarí:ha | June 1st and Thursday, Ohiarí:ha | June 2nd from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Ionkwakiohkwaro:ron Administration Building, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way.

Absentee ballots will be available for community members who do not want to vote in-person. Absentee ballots can be requested beginning Onerahtohkó:wa | May 9, 2022 by calling the Tribal Clerk’s office. Deadline to request absentee ballots will be 12 pm, Wednesday, Onerahtohkó:wa | May 25, 2022.

Home Voting will take place on Friday, Ohiarí:ha | June 3, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., by appointment only. In-home voting will only be available for home bound eligible voters residing on the Saint Regis Mohawk Reservation, as defined by the Treaty of 1796. To schedule an appointment please contact the Tribal Clerk’s Office by 4pm, Wednesday, Ohiarí:ha | June 1, 2022.

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 or email

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.