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Tribal Election

2019 Primary Election Results

Gubernatorial:

Governor Bill Anoatubby will remain in office for another four-year term.

Governor Anoatubby and Lt. Governor-elect Chris Anoatubby were officially elected by a one-vote margin when no challengers had filed at the close of the election filing period June 5.

Legislature:

Panola District
Seat 1  Beth Alexander, Achille, – no challenger - reelected

Pickens District
Seat 1  Linda Briggs -  Incumbent –  1,735 votes  – winner
Seat 1  Michael T. Watson of Ardmore –  622 votes

Pontotoc District
Seat 5  Lisa Johnson Billy of Lindsay – no challenger - reelected

Tishomingo District
Seat 2 Runoff election - Derrick Priddy of Sulphur – 649 votes
Seat 2 Runoff election – Bradley Steven Woods – 519 votes

Supreme Court:

Seat 1  Mark Colbert, Ardmore – no challenger - reelected

2021 Tribal Election Seats Open for Election

Pontotoc District, Seat 1

Pontotoc District, Seat 2

Pickens District, Seat 1

Pickens District, Seat 4

Tishomingo District, Seat 1

Supreme Court, Seat 2

2021 Primary Election Schedule

All times are Central Time.

June 7-9:
Candidate filing period (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the election secretary’s office)

June 11:
Challenge to candidacy ends at 5 p.m.

June 14:
Drawing for position on the ballot (1:30 p.m. at Chickasaw Community Center, Ada)
Candidates may pick up printouts and USB flash drive

June 14:
Last day to submit photo and biography to Chickasaw Times (by 4 p.m.)
Press release for candidates (news/media)

June 24:
Ballots mailed to voters who reside out of the contiguous 48 states

July 6:
Voter registration closes

July 7:
After 12 p.m., candidates may pick up updated printouts and USB flash drive

July 8:
Ballots mailed to ALL qualified voters

July 22:
Last day to appoint a watcher

July 27:
2021 primary election (last day to return ballots; no later than 10:30 a.m.)
Ballot tabulation begins at 11 a.m.
Unofficial results posted immediately
Press release distributed

July 27:
Voter registration reopens, if no run-off election

July 30:
Recount period ends

Oct. 1:
Oath of office ceremony (11 a.m.)

2021 Run-Off Election Schedule (If Needed)

Aug. 3:
Candidates may pick up printouts and USB flash drive (after 12 p.m.)

Aug. 12:
Ballots mailed to ALL qualified voters

Aug. 26:
Last day to appoint a watcher for the run-off election

Aug. 31:
2021 run-Off election (last day to return ballots; no later than 10:30 a.m.)
Ballot tabulation begins at 11 a.m.
Unofficial results posted immediately
Press release distributed

Aug. 31:
Voter registration re-opens

Sept. 3:
Recount period ends

Oct. 1:
Oath of office ceremony (11 a.m.)