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File #: 14-059    Version: Name: 2014 ELECTION LAW AMEMDMENT - RETURN OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Type: Legislative Act Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2014 In control: TRIBAL COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/15/2014 Final action: 9/15/2014
Enactment date: 9/15/2014 Enactment #: LA-26-14
Title: AN ACT AMENDING LA-04-14 THE CHEROKEE NATION ELECTION CODE TO ADDRESS NOTARY PUBLIC ISSUES AND THE RETURN OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Sponsors: Tina Glory Jordan, Jack D. Baker
Indexes: Election, Election Law
Code sections: Title 26 - Elections
Attachments: 1. LA-26-14.PDF
Related files: 14-004, CNCA-26, TMP-376
Title
AN ACT AMENDING LA-04-14 THE CHEROKEE NATION ELECTION CODE TO ADDRESS NOTARY PUBLIC ISSUES AND THE RETURN OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Body
BE IT ENACTED BY THE CHEROKEE NATION:

Section 1. Title and Codification

Example: This act shall be known as the 2nd Election Code Amendment of 2014 and codified as Title 26, (Section) ______________ of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated.

Section 2. Purpose

The purpose of this act is to address notary public requirements in At-Large States to assure legal notarization of At-Large Absentee Ballots.

Section 3. Legislative History

L.A. 9-85 Eff. July 13, 1985
L.A. 35-89 Eff. Sept. 9 1989
L.A. 6-91 Eff. March 9, 1991
L.A. 2-87 Eff. Feb. 14, 1987
L.A. 12-90 Eff. Nov. 13, 1990
L.A. 5-87 Eff. Feb. 14, 1987
L.A. 8-87 Eff. Feb. 26, 1987
L.A. 11-87 Eff. March 14, 1987
L.A. 6-87 Eff. Feb. 14, 1987
L.A. 9-87 Eff. Feb. 26, 1987
L.A. 14-87 Eff. March 14, 1987
L.A. 7-87 Eff. Feb. 14, 1987
LA. 12-87 Eff. May 11, 1987
L.A. 23-87 Eff. June I1, 1987
L.A. 3-87 Eff. February 14, 1987
L.A. 4-87 Eff. Feb. 14, 1987
L.A. 7-97 Eff. May 12, 1997
L.A. 39-05 Eff. Nov. 14, 2005
L.A. 06-10 Eff. Feb. 16, 2010
L.A. 46-12 Eff. Dec. 10, 2012
L.A. 04-14 Eff. Feb. 10, 2014
Section 4. Substantive Provisions of Law


ยง 78. Return of Absentee Ballots

A voter shall mark his ballot in permanent black or blue ball point ink; seal the ballot in the secrecy envelope; fill it out completely and sign the affidavit or statement on the front of the affidavit envelope in the presence of a notary public; the affidavit envelope must be notarized and the notary seal affixed for the ballot to be counted; and return the documents inside in the postage paid return envelope via the United States mail in the postage paid return envelope to the Election Commission. Only those absentee ballots which are mailed to the Election Commission and which reach the Election Commission post office box in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, no later than 7:00 p.m. on election day shall be counted;...

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