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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQ page.  If you have any questions regarding the Election Commission, Elections, or Voting please see the common Q & A provided.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q ls a tribal citizenship card (blue card) all you need to register to vote?
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No, you must complete a voter registration application and return it to the Cherokee Nation Election Commission. After your application is processed, you will be a registered voter for the Cherokee Nation Tribal Elections. To be eligible to vote in the General Election, you must be registered by the last buisness day in March at midnight CST prior to the General Election.

 

 

Q How do I know if I am registered to vote?
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If you are unsure if you are registered to vote in the Cherokee Nation Elections, you may contact the Cherokee Nation Election Commission.

Q Where can I get a voter registration application?
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You can pick up a voter registration application from the Cherokee Nation Election Commission Office, contact the office to have it mailed or emailed, print it off of our website, (www.cherokee.org/elections.aspx) or attend a community or services meeting.

Q What are the basic requirements to register to vote?
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The person shall be a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and 18 years of age or older on or prior to the date of any General Election.

Q How can I vote?
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Voters residing within the jurisdictional boundaries may vote at their selected precinct, early walk-in voting, or by absentee ballot. At Large voters may only vote by absentee ballot or early walk-in voting.

Q What is a precinct?
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A precinct is an official voting place within a district, as designated by the Cherokee Nation Election Commission.

Q Can I pick where I vote?
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Voters who reside in the jurisdictional boundaries may select a precinct in the district where their residence is located. At Large voters may only vote by absentee ballot or early walk-in voting on the dates provided. Voters who reside outside the jurisdictional boundaries, registering for the first time and under the age of 25 may select the district and precinct of your choice.

Q How do I get an absentee ballot request form?
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You can get an absentee ballot request form from the Cherokee Nation Election Commission Office, our website, or contact the Election Commission Office and our staff can mail, email, or fax a form to you.

Q Will I receive a Precinct Voter ID Card?
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Voters registered in the jurisdictional boundaries will receive a Precinct Voter ID Card to inform the voter where they will go to vote. At Large voters will not receive a Precinct Voter ID Card because they do not have a precinct in which to vote. 

Q I do not live within the Cherokee Nation jurisdiction, can I still vote?
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Yes. If you have a Cherokee Nation citizenship card (blue card), you are eligible to vote as long as you have registered to vote with the Cherokee Nation Election Commission. Voters who live outside the jurisdictional boundaries are known as At Large Voters.

Q I have a felony on my record, can I still vote?
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Yes, there is no law prohibiting you from voting in the Cherokee Nation Elections.

Q What do I do if I only have a rural route or P.O. Box address?
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If your physical address is a rural route or you only have a P.O. Box, you will need to provide driving directions to your home in order to place you in the correct district.