Official Candidates List for MCK By-Election
Electoral Officer Angus L. Montour announced the Official Candidates List this afternoon for the October 19th MCK By-Election via Facebook Live on the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake page. Five (5) community members will run for one position as Elected Council Chief on the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke. They are listed below in alphabetical order.
|NAME||NOMINATED BY:||SECONDED BY:|
|1||Angie Whitebean BRASCOUP||Kevin McComber||Teiawentathe Etienne-Jacobs|
|2||Cody DIABO||Nathan White||Rebecca Kirstie Diabo|
|3||Keith McGREGOR||Cheryl Montour||Kirstin Montour|
|4||Robert Bobby PATTON Jr.||Amy-Leigh Patton||Leatrice Leborgne|
|5||Tonia WILLIAMS||Sandra McComber||Donna Stacey|
All Nominees were vetted through a vigorous background check conducted by the Kahnawake Peacekeepers, the Court of Kahnawà:ke, and the Office of the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke Registry and they have accepted their nominations and were deemed by the Electoral Officer to have met all eligibility criteria as per the Kahnawà:ke Election Law.
Some important dates to remember:
- The MCK By-Election takes place on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 9am to 3pm at the Karonhianónhnha School Gymnasium
- An Advanced Poll for those registered takes place on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Golden Age Club
- Meet the Candidates Night takes place tonight (Wednesday, October 9) at the Golden Age Club
Unofficial Nominees List for MCK By-Election
October 5, 2019
Nominations for Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) Elected Council Chief were collected by Electoral Officer Angus L. Montour and Assistant Electoral Officer Muriel White-Rice at the Kahnawake Services Complex on Saturday, October 5, 2019 between 10am and 12 noon.
The Unofficial Nomination List was distributed shortly after 12pm by the Electoral Officer via Facebook live on the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake page. Seven (7) community members were nominated for the one position open for Elected Council Chief.
All Nominees on the Unofficial List will be vetted through a vigorous background check conducted by the Kahnawake Peacekeepers, the Court of Kahnawà:ke and the Membership Department.
For all Nominees, the deadline to Declare or Decline their Nomination is Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12 noon.
It is noted that this list is UNOFFICIAL until all Nominees have dutifully accepted or declined their nominations and have been deemed by the Electoral Officer to have met all eligibility critiera as per the Kahnawà:ke Election Law. The Official Candidate List will be released by Tuesday, October 8, 2019 between 2pm and 5pm.
The following UNOFFICIAL list of the nominees for the MCK By-Election can also be found online at www.kahnawakeelections.com:
NOMINEES FOR THE POSITION OF ELECTED COUNCIL CHIEF (in application order):
|NAME||NOMINATED BY:||SECONDED BY:|
|1||PATTON Robert “Bobby”, Jr.||Amy-Leigh Patton||Leatrice Leborgne|
|2||WILLIAMS Tonia||Sandra McComber||Donna Stacey|
|3||DELISLE Iohahiio, Andrew||John Mayo||Kenneth Montour|
|4||DIABO Cody||Nathan White||Rebecca Kirstie Diabo|
|5||WHITEBEAN-BRASCOUP Angie||Kevin McComber||Teiawentathe Etienne-Jacobs|
|6||MCGREGOR Keith||Cheryl Montour||Kirstin Montour|
|7||MCCOMBER Nihawenna:a||Kaherienionta Lahache||Kahsennaronnion Montour|
The Office of the Electoral Officer (EO) is pleased to announce several important dates for the 2019 Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke By-Election.
- Nomination Day – Saturday, February 9, 10am to noon at the Kahnawà:ke Services Complex (those who intend to run should pre-verify their eligibility with the Membership Department)
- Special Advanced Poll – Saturday, February 16, 10am to noon at the Golden Age Club (Letters of intent should be submitted to the EO by Monday, February 11 at noon)
- Meet the Candidates Night – Wednesday, February 20, beginning at 7pm at the Golden Age Club
- Election Day – Saturday, February 23; Polls open 9am to 6 pm at Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa School
The Electoral Officer requests that each Nominee, Nominator, and Seconder sign all documents as a trio to avoid unnecessary delay, confusion or complication. Band Cards and other I.D. on person may assist in expedited registration completion.
Electoral Officer - Angus L. Montour
The Electoral Officer for the 2018 Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Elections is Angus L. Montour.