Election Commission

918-458-5899
17763 S. Muskogee Ave Tahlequah, OK 74464

2023 General Election Information

  • Now Accepting Absentee Ballot Requests. The 2023 Absentee Ballot Request Form is the only form that will be accepted for the 2023 Election Period pursuant to CNCA Title 26 § 72.
  • The Absentee Ballot Request deadline for the General is April 10, 2023 & June 12, 2023 for the Run-Off.
  • The deadline for New Voter Registrations and Address Changes for the 2023 Election Period is March 31, 2023.
  • Filing for Candidacy will be February 6-9, 2023 at the Election Commission Office from 8am to 5pm
  • Filing Fees are: Principal Chief-$2,500, Deputy Principal Chief-$2,000, Council-$1,000

The Cherokee Nation Election Commission carries out CNCA Title 26 Elections the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated and the Constitution of the Cherokee Nation for the purpose of conducting all Cherokee Nation Elections. It is our mandate to be of service to the Cherokee Tribal citizens and every effort will be made to fulfill it as well as stay in compliance with CNCA Title 26 Elections.

Cherokee Nation Election Commissioners

  • Rick Doherty - Chairman
  • Pamela Sellers - Vice Chairman
  • Shawna Calico - Secretary/Treasurer
  • Randy Campbell - Commissioner
  • Elizabeth Ballew - Commissioner

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