Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Honor our heritage by voting in this summer’s election

From the desk of Assistant Chief Gary Batton

June 2013

Part of the tremendous heritage of being Choctaw is being able to elect our Council and Chief. Elections for these leaders are every four years with the Council seats being staggered on two-year cycles, with six of them filing for re-election this year. Four of those six were unopposed, with two incumbents drawing opponents, which means there will be ballots issued for Districts 4 and 9 this year. As a fellow Choctaw, I urge each tribal member age 18 and over who is registered in one of these two districts to exercise their right to vote in this year’s election!

I have always felt that as an American, it is more than my privilege to be allowed to vote – it is truly a duty. I feel the same way as a Choctaw. Each tribal member should be honored that their voice can be heard through their vote regarding the choice of leadership for this great Indian Nation! Casting a ballot is one of the most exciting rights I have as a Choctaw Tribal Member!

Please join me in making this summer’s election a huge turnout of voters on July 13. Yakoke.