From Julia Coats


Subject: [CN Update] Absentee Ballot Request Period Opens for Runoff Council Elections

‘Siyo nigadv,

 

Last weekend the midterm election of about half the members of the CN Tribal Council occurred. There are four runoffs, including the At Large race between top vote-getters Kyle Haskins and Johnnie Kidwell. The runoff is on July 24.

 

If you requested and received an absentee ballot for the general election, you do not need to request another for the runoff, even if you did not vote your ballot the first time. You will automatically be sent an absentee ballot for the runoff.

 

However, a new absentee ballot request period has opened, so if you did not previously request an absentee ballot, or if it was lost or not recorded for some reason with the Election Commission, please use the attached form to request an absentee ballot for the runoff. My strong recommendation is to email it to the Election Commission, and copy it to yourself so there is a record in case it is lost. DO NOT send it through a campaign or give it to anyone else to submit. If you do not have a scanner, you can take a picture of the form with your phone and attach it to an email. You may also send it by regular mail it or fax it, but regular mail does not give you any kind of verification that it was sent or received, which is the advantage to emailing it.

 

NEW ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN TAHLEQUAH BY MONDAY, JUNE 21. SO GET THIS DONE TODAY!!

 

Best wishes!

 

Julia