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File #: 20-058    Version: Name: CHEROKEE NATION ELECTION CODE
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-22-20
Title: AN ACT REVISING AND RESTATING TITLE 26 ("ELECTIONS") OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANNOTATED
Sponsors: Mike Dobbins, Joe Deere
Indexes: Election, Election Commission, Election Law, Election Law Reform
Code sections: Title 26 - Elections
Attachments: 1. LA-22-20.PDF
Related files: 16-025, 20-089
Title
AN ACT REVISING AND RESTATING TITLE 26 ("ELECTIONS") OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANNOTATED
Body
BE IT ENACTED BY THE CHEROKEE NATION:

Section 1. Title and Codification

This Act shall be known as the “Cherokee Nation Election Code” and shall be codified as Title 26 of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated.

Section 2. Findings

The Council of the Cherokee Nation finds that an emergency exists within the Cherokee Nation and that the existing Title 26 entitled "Elections" has numerous scrivener’s errors and needs substantive changes to enhance the electoral process and protect the voting rights of Citizens of the Cherokee Nation.

Section 3. Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to revise and restate the existing Title 26 entitled "Elections" in its entirety to correct numerous scrivener’s errors and to make substantive changes to enhance the electoral process and protect the voting rights of Citizens of the Cherokee Nation.

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. The Council has previously legislated, adopted and revised Title 26 entitled “Elections” as follows:

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
L.A. 26-14 Eff. Sept. 15, 2014
L.A. 12-16 Eff. May 18, 2016

Section 5. Substantive Provisions

The existi...

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