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File #: 20-057    Version: Name:
Type: Legislative Act Status: Passed
File created: 9/9/2020 In control: TRIBAL COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/24/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Enactment date: 10/13/2020 Enactment #: LA-24-20
Title: AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 26 SECTION 78 OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANNOTATED TO ENHANCE AND EXPAND THE VERIFICATION OF IDENTIFICATION OF CHEROKEE CITIZENS VOTING THROUGH ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Sponsors: Julia Coates, Mary Baker Shaw, Joe Deere
Indexes: Absentee Ballots, Election, Election Law, Notary, Voters
Code sections: Title 26 - Elections
Attachments: 1. LA-24-20.PDF
Related files: 16-025, 20-089
Title
AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 26 SECTION 78 OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANNOTATED TO ENHANCE AND EXPAND THE VERIFICATION OF IDENTIFICATION OF CHEROKEE CITIZENS VOTING THROUGH ABSENTEE BALLOTS
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BE IT ENACTED BY THE CHEROKEE NATION:

Section 1. Title and Codification

This Act codifies certain amendments to Title 26 § 78 of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated and shall be known as the “Cherokee Citizen Identification Verification Act”.

Section 2. Findings

The Council of the Cherokee Nation finds that an emergency exists within the Cherokee Nation and that it is necessary and proper to enhance and expand the verification of voter identification of Cherokee citizens voting through absentee ballots.

Section 3. Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to amend Title 26 § 78 of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated to enhance and expand the verification of identification of Cherokee citizens voting through absentee ballots. Voter identification and verification is the fundamental foundation for Cherokee citizens to have confidence in the legitimacy of Cherokee elections. Voter identification and verification can be achieved through more than one method to insure that all registered voters of the Cherokee Nation are able to participate in all Cherokee elections.


Section 4. Legislative History

Article VI, Section 7 of the Cherokee Nation Constitution states that the Council shall have the power to establish laws which it shall deem necessary and proper for the good of the Nation.


Source. LA 06-10, eff. February 23, 2010.




History
Amended. LA 26-14, eff. October 25, 2014.
Amended. LA 46-12, eff. December 17, 2012.
Amended. LA 04-14, eff. February 19, 2014.
Amended. LA 12-16, eff. May 18, 2016.

Section 5. Substantive Provisions

§ 78. Return of absentee ballots
A. A voter shall mark his ballot in permanent black or blue ball point ink; seal the ballot in the secrecy envelope; fill out completely and sign the affidavit on the front of the affidavit envelope in t...

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