With about 430,000 citizens, the Cherokee Nation has the ability to become a powerful voice in political life, but it can’t happen without a registered and mobilized voting populace.
Tribal Elections

Find everything you need to know about Cherokee Nation elections below.

Cherokee Nation Election Commission
P.O. Box 1188
Tahlequah, OK 74465
(918) 458-5899
(800) 353-2895

Election Commission
Registration Form
Find Your Council District
Upcoming Election Information
Frequently Asked Questions

State Elections

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Election Board
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room G28
State Capitol Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 521-2391
www.ok.gov/elections
Confirm Voter Registration

Outside Oklahoma

Vote.gov
Vote.org
U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Federal Elections

Learn more about important U.S. elections coming up and discover useful resources below.

Vote.gov
Vote.org
U.S. Election Assistance Commission
USA.gov
Polling Place Locator

State of Oklahoma Election Dates

August 23, 2022 - OK Primary Election Runoff, OK Special Election

October 14, 2022 - Oklahoma General Registration Deadline

November 8, 2022 - OK General Election, OK Special Elections

Cherokee Nation Tribal Election Dates

March 31, 2023 - Cherokee Nation Voter Registration Deadline

June 3, 2023 - Election Day — Cherokee Nation Chief and Deputy Chief

June 3, 2023 - Election Day — Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Seats for District(s) 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14 (One At-Large Seat Available)

July 22, 2023 - Runoff for June 3rd Cherokee Nation Election

With about 430,000 citizens, the Cherokee Nation has the ability to become a powerful voice in political life, but it can’t happen without a registered and mobilized voting populace. Cherokee Vote began in 2013 to encourage citizen participation in tribal, city, county and federal elections. Similar to the nationwide Native Vote campaign, Cherokee Vote goes to local communities to help Cherokee Nation citizens with voter registration. Until the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, Native people were not counted as U.S. citizens. Now is the time for Cherokees to help steer policies affecting future generations.