2022 Election Information

2022 Election Leech Lake Tribal Council

Click on the candidate names below to read the candidate essays that were submitted to be printed in the Debahjimon!

SECRETARY-TREASURER-
Four (4) Year Term

2022-2026

COMMITTEEPERSON DISTRICT I-
Four (4) Year Term

2022-2026

Primary Election Winner:

Kyle Fairbanks

Candidate received over 50% of the vote during the primary election,  they have been declared the winner and no general election will be held.

Winning candidates will serve a four year term beginning in July 2022 and ending in 2026.

Certified Primary Election Results (04-05-22)

COMMITTEEPERSON DISTRICT I1-
Four (4) Year Term

2022-2026

Primary Election Winner

Steve White (Incumbent)

Candidate received over 50% of the vote during the primary election,  they have been declared the winner and no general election will be held.

Winning candidates will serve a four year term beginning in July 2022 and ending in 2026.

Certified Primary Election Results (04-05-22)

General Election Day: June 14th, 2022

Polls Open: 8:00 AM

Polls Close 8:00 PM

Local Indian Council, LL Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Bug O Nay Ge Shig School Board Election Announcement


MCT Election Documents:

GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
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 578
Cass Lake, MN 56633
[email protected]
Fax: (218) 335-7248
Toll free- 1-877-577-7945

Chair- Sharon Wilson
Clerk- Terri Boswell
Clerk- Nancy Whitebird
Clerk- Jody Bellanger
Clerk- Jay Nordmarken


Polling Places

DISTRICT I
Ball Club Community Center
31627 County Rd #39
Deer River, MN

Inger Community Center
53736 County Rd #146
Deer River, MN

S. Lake Community Center
59979 County Rd #4
S.Lake, MN

DISTRICT II
Bena Community Center
15032 Old Housing Drive
Bena, MN

Smokey Point-Kego Lake Community Center
6159 Kego Lake Trail NE
Longville, MN

Sugar Point Community Center
10051 Battle Pt. Dr.
Federal Dam, MN

DISTRICT III
Cass Lake – Dikinagan Center
16120 60th Ave N.W.
Cass Lake, MN

Mission Community Center
2126 Finch Lane S.E.
Cass Lake, MN

Oak Point Community
05468 107th St. N.W.
Cass Lake, MN

Onigum Community Center
08825 Co. Rd. #13
Onigum, MN

Cass River Community Center
1731 Scenic Hwy. S.E.
Pennington, MN

BEMIDJI
Bemidji City Hall
Chamber of Commerce
317 4th St. NW
Bemidji, MN

DULUTH
Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center,
212 W 2nd St.
Duluth, MN

TWIN CITIES
Leech Lake Twin Cities Office
2438 27th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

ABSENTEE VOTING
General Election Board
Che We Building (SE Corner)
115 6th St. Ste. E
Cass Lake, MN 56633