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Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Election Law amendments enacted


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that the amendments to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Election Law were enacted at yesterday’s duly-convened Council meeting.

Consensus by the community to accept amendments to the Law had been reached on 15, Enníska/February 2018, using the Community Decision Making Process. Chief & Council unanimously passed a Mohawk Council Resolution (MCR #2/2017-2018) that enacted the Law and confirmed the Will of the People, thereby concluding the Process.

In addition, Chief & Council also unanimously passed a Mohawk Council Executive Directive (MCED #73/2017-2018) to ratify the Regulations attached to the Law.

The amendments include:

  • setting a permanent date for elections (the first Saturday in July every three years);  
  • vetting of candidates for Electoral Officer by the Kahnawà:ke Justice Commission in preparation for the election of said Officer;
  • establishment of a process for the review of pre-election decisions by the Electoral Officer;
  • clarification of eligibility requirement that a nominee for Council Chief or Grand Chief must declare his/her private business holdings;
  • and the transfer of several provisions into a regulation.

The amended Law is hereby put into force with the publication on

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