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November 1, 2019

For Immediate Release

Nov. 1, 2019

Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court holds over decision

Judge orders standard election protocol on ballots collected between Nov. 2 – 9

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court held a hearing on November 1, regarding a motion of injunction filed by the Steve Bruner for Chief campaign.

MCN District Court Judge Jeremy Pittman issued an order stating that the Election Board will continue to retrieve absentee ballots from the Okmulgee Post Office each day at 11:00am from Nov. 4 through Nov. 9. Standard election protocol will be adhered to and ballots will be secured and preserved. The ballots shall be organized separately based on the day received and placed in a secure, separate location.  These ballots will remain secure until further order by the court.

“Judge Pittman’s order is an effort to maintain the election process,” Floyd said. “This is an example of our government working for our citizens.”

The court order does not impact the Primary Election scheduled for tomorrow, November 2nd. Polls will open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM.

The next hearing on this matter is scheduled for Nov. 7 at 9:00am.