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Memo From Election Board about Campaign Literature

To: Muscogee (Creek) Nation Citizens

From: Muscogee (Creek) Nation Election Office

Date: September 8, 2017

Subject: Campaign Literature

The closer we near Election Day, the more candidate literature are prominent. Please take notice that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the Election Board does not produce campaign literature that endorses any candidate seeking an elected office of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Please see the following code:

Per Muscogee (Creek) Nation Code Title 19, Chapter 12

  • 12–101.

Anonymous campaign literature

No person or organization shall, write, print, post or distribute or causes to be written, printed, posted or distributed, any circular, poster or advertisement which is designed to injure or oppose the nomination or election of a candidate, to influence the voters in an election on any constitutional or statutory amendment, or any other issue in a Tribal election, unless there appears upon such circular, poster or advertisement in a conspicuous place, either the name and address of the person who is the author thereof or the name and address of the president, chairman, and secretary, or two (2) officers of the organization, which sponsored the publication of each written document. Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to any matter or thing published in any such newspaper, magazine or journal recognized and circulating as such, which matter is published by such newspaper, magazine or journal on its own behalf, upon its own responsibility and for which it shall not charge or receive any compensation whatsoever. Nor shall it apply to any publication issued by any legally constituted election officials in the performance of their duties. Any person or organization willfully acting in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).

[NCA 99–20, § 11–100, approved April 30, 1999.]

If you have any questions or concerns please call the Election Office at 918-732-7631.

Mvto,

 

Nelson Harjo

Election Board Manager

 

 

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