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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS OF AKWESASNE ELECTION LAW AMENDMENTS VOTE

 


(Onerahtohko:wa/May 12, 2018) On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne held a Special General Meeting and secret ballot vote to accept or reject proposed changes to the Akwesasne Election Law.

A total of 29 voters participated, responding to the question:

Do you accept the Akwesasne Election Law 2017?

Results:

There were 17 NO votes and 12 YES votes.

Therefore, the changes have been rejected. The Chief Electoral Officer will confirm when the results are deemed “official.”

SUMMARY OF REJECTED CHANGES

Changes proposed in the Akwesasne Election Law 2017 included:

* Corrected the Akwesasne Election Law document to reference positions that are currently filled at Mohawk Council of Akwesasne such as changing the reference from “Chief Administrative Officer” and replacing the reference to “Executive Director.”

* Corrected grammatical errors such as capitalizing words that are in the definition section.

* Changed the amendment provisions to be in accordance with the Akwesasne Law Enactment Procedural Regulation (or its successor) to be consistent with Akwesasne’s law enactment process.

* Changed Schedule “O” to reflect the law: The Akwesasne Election Appeal Board (AEAB) will make a decision by “majority” vote. Prior to this, the law said the AEAB will decide by majority and Schedule O said the AEAB will decide by consensus.

* Preamble changed to reflect that the Akwesasne Election Law 2005 has been revised.

 

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