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File #: 21-095    Version: 1 Name: TITLE 26 AMEND "ELECTIONS" WALK IN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Type: Legislative Act Status: Withdrawn
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: RULES COMMITTEE
On agenda: 9/30/2021 Final action: 9/30/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 26 SECTION 78(A) OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANNOTATED TO CHANGE THE LAST DAY THE ELECTION COMMISSION SHALL ACCEPT PERSONAL DELIVERY OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS AND TO CLARIFY THIS CHANGE IN THE AS PREVIOUSLY ENACTED UNDER LA-22-20
Sponsors: Julia Coates, Mike Dobbins
Indexes: Absentee Ballots, Absentee voting, Election, Election Law, Election Law Reform
Code sections: Title 26 - Elections
Related files: 20-057, 20-058, 12-150, 14-004, 14-059, 16-025, 09-114
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AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 26 SECTION 78(A) OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANNOTATED TO CHANGE THE LAST DAY THE ELECTION COMMISSION SHALL ACCEPT PERSONAL DELIVERY OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS AND TO CLARIFY THIS CHANGE IN THE AS PREVIOUSLY ENACTED UNDER LA-22-20
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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(A) of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated to change the last day the Election Commission shall accept personal delivery of absentee ballots, as previously amended under LA-22-20.

Section 2. Findings

The Council of the Cherokee Nation finds that an emergency exists within the Cherokee Nation, that Title 26 ? 78(A) of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated was previously amended under LA-22-20 to change the last day the Election Commission shall accept personal delivery of absentee ballots, but such amendments were misinterpreted by the Election Commission during the 2021 Cherokee Nation elections leading to confusion.

Section 3. Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to amend Title 26 ? 78(A) of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated to change the last day the Election Commission shall accept personal delivery of absentee ballots as provided herein. This amendment is to further clarify that legislative intent should always be considered by the Election Commission when attempting to legally interpret the legislation of this Council. Further, changes to existing provisions of the Cherokee Nation Code will always be provided by underlined new language and stricken-through for deleted language.

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.
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