Muscogee (Creek) Nation Election Board sets date for new Primary Election
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
After the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Supreme Court decision to void the results of the September 21 Primary Election, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Election Board has decided to fulfill the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Supreme Court’s opinion. The Election Board will move forward with a new Primary Election for candidates of Office of Principal Chief, Second Chief and National Council Seat A, with the exception of George Tiger, who is no longer eligible as a candidate for Principal Chief.
“There must be absolute confidence in our election process and our system,” said Wendy Dunson, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Election Board Chair. “It is the Election Board's highest priority to make certain every ballot cast is counted correctly and to ensure the integrity of this important process remains intact.”
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Election Board has set Nov. 2 as the new Primary Election date.
The deadline for absentee voter registration is October 9. Absentee ballots will be mailed out October 14. Early in-person voting will be October 30 and 31 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Tulsa Indian Community Center, Okmulgee Indian Community Center, Eufaula Indian Community Center, and Okemah Indian Community Center.
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Election Board Manager, Nelson Harjo Jr. stated, “Though the Primary Election dates have been reset, voter participation is still valuable. This was the largest election we ever went through, over 5,000 people voted,” Harjo said. “I want to carry that momentum as best as we can into the new Primary Election.”