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Filing period opens for Chickasaw Nation general elections

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ADA — The filing period for the Chickasaw Nation general election runs from June 3-5, the Chickasaw Nation Election Commission said.

Candidates must file between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the election secretary’s office in the Government Services building, 2015 Lonnie Abbott Industrial Boulevard in Ada.

Seats up for election include governor and lieutenant governor, four legislative seats and one seat on the supreme court.

Primary election is July 30. If a run-off is required, it will be Aug. 27.

Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor must be registered Chickasaw voters at least 30 years of age who possess no less than one-fourth Chickasaw blood quantum. Candidates also must be residents of the Chickasaw Nation for at least one year immediately preceding the election. Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor run as a team.

Legislative candidates must be registered Chickasaw voters at least 25 years of age who have been residents of the Chickasaw Nation for at least one year, and of their respective district for at least six months immediately preceding the election.

Supreme Court candidates must be registered voters of the Chickasaw Nation at least 30 years of age.

For more information, contact Election Secretary Rita Loder at 888-661-0137.

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