Registered voters who want to cast the absentee ballot but have missed the April 16, 2021 deadline may still cast an Early Absentee Ballot at the Cherokee Nation Election Commission office on May 29, June 1, 2, and 3 2021. An In-person Absentee Voting Board will be on duty each day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist In-person absentee voters.
Pursuant to Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr’s existing Executive Order 2020-02-CTH, voters will be required to wear a mask inside the precinct and precinct officials will be taking all precautions, wearing masks, social distancing and precinct officials will be cleaning voting booths and sanitizing.
In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they get to the office. They are required to swear that they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and that they will not vote at their polling place on Election Day.
The staff verifies a voter’s registration information, and then directs the voter to the In-person absentee voting board which issues the voter's ballot. The voter marks the ballot in a voting booth and then puts the ballot in the voting device.
The CNEC also provides a Drop Box for those who want to deliver their mail absentee ballot to the CNEC Office. The drop box is available on May 29 and June 1-5 from 7a.m. to 7p.m.
The location of the CNEC office is 17763 S. Muskogee Ave, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Contact the CNEC Office with any questions you may have. The CNEC office numbers are: 918-458-5899 or Toll Free 1-800-353-2895