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Press Release

Release Date: July 16, 2021
by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

Under Article VIII, Section 3 of the Chickasaw Constitution, Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby has called for Chickasaw Nation legislators to meet in special session 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 20.

Legislators are being called into session to consider a resolution extending the deadline for return of Chickasaw Nation general election ballots.

Chickasaw Nation Election Secretary Rita Loder requested the extension after learning there were technical issues with the distribution of ballots. While ballots were scheduled to be mailed to registered voters July 8, 2021, some ballots have been delayed.

Ms. Loder asked voters to complete and return ballots as soon as they are received.

July 27 was the original deadline for return of ballots. Legislators are expected to extend the deadline by one week to August 3.

For further assistance, please contact Ms. Loder toll free at 1-888-661-0137 or (580) 310-6475.