2020 Election Information

2020 Election Leech Lake Tribal Council

Four (4) Year Term

Filing Closes January 24th, 2020

Candidates will be certified by February 18th, 2020

Four (4) Year Term

Filing Closes January 24th, 2020

Candidates will be certified by February 18th, 2020

Primary Election Day: March 31, 2020

General Election Day: June 9, 2020

Polls Open: 8:00 AM

Polls Close 8:00 PM


MCT Election Documents:

Election Calendar

Election Ordinance Revised 12/09/19

Election Ordinance Amendments

Election Announcement

Che We Building (SE Corner)
115 6th St. Ste. E
Cass Lake, MN 56633

MCT Election Ordinance 

Section 1.6 Voter Eligibility

1.6 (A). Judging Qualifications.

Each Band governing body will be the sole judge of the constitutional qualifications of its voters and may, by official action, delegate this responsibility to its General Reservation Election Board.

1.6 (B). Eligibility to Vote: Generally.

Eligible voters are enrolled members of the Tribe, 18 years of age or over. All eligible voters shall vote by secret ballot. To be eligible to cast a ballot a voter must meet all constitutional requirements. In addition, to be eligible to cast a vote for Committeeperson, a voter must have resided within that district for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding the election, unless the voter casts an absentee ballot as permitted by this Ordinance.

1.6 (C). Eligibility to Vote: Absentee.

Whenever, due to absence from the reservation, illness or physical disability, an eligible voter is not able to vote at the polls and notifies the General Election Board consistent with this Ordinance, he/she will be entitled to vote by absentee ballot in the manner and under the procedures as provided by Section 2.2(B). To cast an absentee ballot for Committeeperson, an eligible voter must have resided within that district for a period of at least thirty (30) days as his/her last reservation residence. In the event an eligible voter has never resided on the reservation of his/her enrollment, he/she must declare in his/her request which district has been selected in which to cast the ballot for Committeeperson. A voter may not thereafter change his/her district for absentee voting purposes without actually residing within a different district on his/her reservation of enrollment for at least thirty (30) consecutive days immediately preceding the election.

Leech Lake Election Board

Physical Address:
SE Corner CheWe Building
115 Sixth St NW
Cass Lake MN 56633

Mailing address:
PO Box 787
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Fax: (218) 335-7248
Toll free- 1-877-577-7945

Election Boards will be appointed by February 13th, 2020

Polling Places will be posted on February 20th, 2020