SEMINOLE NATION ELECTION BOARD
North Community Center, Mekusukey Mission
JULY 10, 2021 Election Day
Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. July 10, 2021
2021 ELECTION INFORMATION AND POLL WORKER FORMS:
- CONSTITUTION AND TITLE 10 CODE - ELECTIONS -
- REQUEST FOR VOTER'S LIST -
ONLY CHIEF AND ASSISTANT CHIEF CANDIDATES MAY USE FORM BELOW:
- POLL WATCHER REGISTRATION FORM -
VOTER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
CAN I VOTE?
You can vote if you are a member of Seminole Nation and are 18 years of age at the time of the election.
DO I NEED AN ID TO VOTE?
Yes, you will need to have a picture government ID. Examples of IDs accepted include: State Driver's License, Tribal Picture ID, Picture Passport, or Military Pictured ID.
DO I NEED TO UPDATE MY ADDRESS/LAST NAME AT THE ENROLLMENT OFFICE?
Yes/No, if you will be voting absentee. (The ballot will be mailed to the address on the Request for Absentee Ballot, however Enrollment will still need to update your records.)
No, if you will be voting in person. (However, we strongly encourage you to verify/update your information. See Update Information on the Tribal Enrollment Page for document.)
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT?
Requests for absentee ballots for the general election have expired. June 10th, 2021 was the deadline.
WILL THE POLLING LOCATIONS UPHOLD SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS?
WHERE ARE THE POLLING LOCATIONS?
Sasakwa Community Building (119 State Highway 56, Sasakwa, OK 74867)
Strother Community Building- Thomas Little CC (11411 NS 3610, Seminole, OK 74868)
North Community Building - Mekusukey Mission (12579 NS 3540, Seminole, OK 74868)
Crooked Oak Public Schools - Administration (1901 SE 15th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73129)
Shawnee Middle School (4300 N. Union Ave, Shawnee, OK 74804)
WHEN WILL THE POLLS BE OPEN?
Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Pursuant to Title 10, Chapter 4, Section 405(b), voters may vote at any polling location in any election.
IS THE ELECTION WINNER DETERMINED BY SIMPLE MAJORITY?
The election of Chief and Assistant Chief is at large. The candidate for Chief and Assistant Chief must receive the majority (above 50%) of the votes cast. If no candidate for Chief or Assistant Chief receives the required majority of votes cast, a run-off election between the highest two candidates will be held on August 7, 2021.
WHEN IS THE RUN-OFF ELECTION?
A run-off election will be held August 7, 2021 in the same locations used for the primary election. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WILL I NEED TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR THE RUN-OFF ELECTION?
Absentee Ballot Request Forms for the run-off election shall be automatically mailed to those who requested an absentee ballot in the primary election. For those that prefer to vote by absentee that did not in the general election may request a form or download it from the Seminole Nation Website under the election page. Absentee Ballot Request Forms must be received in the Election Board Office by close of business on July 19, 2021. The absentee ballots for the run-off election must be received by the Election Board no later than the last mail run on August 7, 2021.
HOW ARE THE COUNCIL REPS WINNERS DETERMINED?
Council Members are elected by band members by a plurality of the votes cast. Tie votes for Council Members shall be decided by their bands. The election board will not organize a run-off for the council seats. Each of the bands will decide this process.
WHAT IF THERE WERE NO CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR COUNCIL IN MY BAND?
In the event that no candidate runs for the General Council seat(s) in a particular Band such that the Band must internally nominate and fill the vacancy thus created, the individual(s) so nominated must pay the candidate filing fee set by the Election Board in the same amount as that paid by candidates who run in the general election.
HOW DO I REACH THE ELECTION BOARD?
You can email email@example.com
or call 405.652.0195