Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Caucus to be held April 20, 2024

Mar 20, 2024

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Election Board will be holding the annual Tribal Caucus on Saturday, Onerahtó:kha/April 20, 2024. There are three (3) positions open: one (1) Tribal Chief, one (1) Tribal Sub-Chief and one (1) Tribal Clerk.

The Caucus will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the lobby of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Ionkwakiohkwaró:ron Tribal Administration Building for nominations per each respective position. The ‘un-official’ list of all nominees will be posted by Friday, April 26, 2024 and the “official” list will be posted no later than Friday, May 10th, 2024.

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 on 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. All Nominees are responsible for submitting their required documents, and drug testing by the close of business on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 to Office of Boards and Commission at the Ionkwakiohkwaró:ron Tribal Administration Building.

The Tribal Election will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Ohiarí:ha/June 1, 2024 with Early Voting conducted on Wednesday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 29th and Thursday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 30th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Ionkwakiohkwaro:ron Administration Building, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way.

Absentee ballots can be requested beginning Onerahtó:kha/April 29, 2024 by calling the Tribal Clerk’s office. Deadline to request absentee ballots will be 12 pm, Friday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 24, 2024.

Home Voting will take place on Friday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 31, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 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 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 29, 2024.

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 www.srmt-nsn.gov/government/committees/election_board, to download the Election and Referendum Ordinance or email election.board@srmt-nsn.gov.

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.

For more information please contact the Office of Boards and Commissions at 518-358-2272.