MCA Election Reminder – 18-Year-Olds Must Register to Vote

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Chief Electoral Officer would like to inform and remind the community that members who have recently turned 18 years of age, or who will turn 18 years of age by the time of the June 30, 2018 MCA General Election, must register to vote if they wish to do so.  Members are not automatically added to the Eligible Voters List when they turn 18; members must register themselves.

An Eligible Voter is defined as:

A person who at the time of voting [turning 18 on or before June 30, 2018] must:

a) have attained eighteen years of age;
b) be a resident in the district where they are voting;
c) be a registered member of the Mohawks of Akwesasne;
d) be an Onkwehonwe.

The deadline to register for voting is 48 hours before the MCA General Election.  No changes in the Voters List will be made after 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Members of all ages should review the posted Eligible Voters Lists to confirm their names are on it. The lists are posted at:

  • Kana:takon: St. Regis Post Office, Butters Quick Stop, TnT Deli
    Kawehno:ke: Bank of Montreal, Jocks Store, Express Gas
    Tsi Snaihne: OK Den Store, Iohahi:io, Shyys Place

To register to vote, members must submit an application. Contact the Chief Electoral Officer Leona Benedict at 613 575 2250 x 2406 to set up an appointment time.