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Reminder � Call for Candidates for Electoral Officer for the 2021 MCK Elections


The Kahnaw�:ke Justice Commission wishes to remind the community that persons wishing to submit their candidacies for the position of Electoral Officer for the 2021 Mohawk Council of Kahnaw�:ke (MCK) Elections must do so by 4pm on Tuesday 6, Oneraht�kha/April.

Candidates must sign a privacy waiver to allow verification that they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • over the age of twenty-one (21) years;
  • meet the requirements of the Kanien′keh�:ka of Kahnaw�:ke Law (formerly the Kahnaw�:ke Membership Law) and be listed as a member (recognized) on the Kahnaw�:ke Kanien′keh�:ka Registry and not currently have their benefits and entitlements as a member suspended;
  • ordinarily resident in Kahnaw�:ke;
  • not have been convicted and sentenced for a criminal offense within the previous six (6) years. A six (6) year ban commences only after the sentence has been served in full;
  • not a member of the Council at any time during the year immediately preceding the election or intends to be a candidate in the election.

The Electoral Officer must also meet the requirements contained in the Terms of Reference and have the skills and experience necessary to conduct the 2021 MCK Elections in a fair, transparent, and accountable manner. To assist with the evaluation, Candidates must also provide:

  • a completed application form;
  • a letter of intent and resume;
  • two (2) professional letters of reference; and
  • proof of minimum high school education. 

After a verification and screening process, candidates deemed by the Kahnaw�:ke Justice Commission to meet minimum requirements and to have the necessary skills and experience necessary will be placed on the ballot for a community vote.

For further information or to obtain a copy of the Electoral Officer Terms of Reference, Application Form, and Privacy Waiver, please contact Theresa Delisle, General Manager of Justice Services, at 450-638-5647, ext. 60510 during regular business hours at the Court of Kahnaw�:ke.

Application packages can be sent to interested persons by email and, once completed, can be submitted by email to

Candidates can make arrangements to pick-up and submit application packages if they do not have access to a computer.

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