TAHLEQUAH – Precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 24, 2021 for the Cherokee Nation’s runoff election to decide four remaining Tribal Council seats.
The seats are for Districts 2, 7, 10 and At-Large.
The Dist. 2 race is between Candessa Tehee and Bobby Slover, while Joshua Sam and David Comingdeer face off for the Dist. 7 seat. In Dist. 10, Shaunda Handle-Davis will face Melvina Shotpouch, while voters will choose between Johnny Jack Kidwell and Kyle Haskins for the remaining At-Large seat.
Runoffs are held when any one candidate fails to achieve more than 50% of the vote during the general election. The general election was held June 5. The top two vote getters then move on to a runoff election.
According to the Election Commission, voters who are registered and reside at an address within the district’s boundaries of the Council seats that are on the ballots are eligible to vote in the July 24 runoff. EC officials also said early absentee voting will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the EC office in Tahlequah on July 17 and July 20-22.
According to the EC, precinct locations in the runoff election are:
Sequoyah High School Cafeteria
17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah
Tri-Community (W.E.B.) Association
17914 S. 580 Road in Briggs
Peggs Community Center
1105 E. Hickory in Peggs
Maryetta School Eagleton Activity Center
470819 E. 810 Road in Stilwell
Westville School (Cafeteria)
500 W. Chincapin in Westville
Lyons Switch Community Association
86367 S. 4637 Road in Bunch
NOAC Chewey Community Building
64741 S. 4645 Road in Watts
Jay CN PPE/Food Distribution Center
1305 N. Industrial Park Road in Jay
Lakeview Baptist Church
306 S. Owen Walters Blvd. in Salina
Afton City Hall
201 SW First St. in Afton
FUMC Church Grove
1005 Leisure Road in Grove
Spavinaw City Hall
119 S. Main in Spavinaw
Graham Community Building
6 N. Adair in Pryor
Pursuant to Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.’s executive order, voters will be required to wear masks inside the precincts and precinct officials will be taking precautions such as wearing masks, social distancing. Precinct officials will also clean and sanitize voting booths.