Press Release

Release Date: May 20, 2024
by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

The Chickasaw Nation Election Commission announces filing period for the 2024 General Elections opens Monday, June 3 and continues through Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

Candidates must contact the election secretary’s office at (580) 310-6475 for more information and schedule an appointment. The election secretary office is located in the government services building, 2015 Lonnie Abbott Industrial Blvd., Ada, Oklahoma.

Candidates may file between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Seats up for election include five legislative seats and one seat on the Supreme Court.

Legislative seats to be filled are: Seats 1 and 2 of Pontotoc District, Seats 1 and 4 of Pickens District, Seat 1 of Tishomingo District and Seat 2 of the Supreme Court.

Legislative candidates must be citizens/registered voters of the Chickasaw Nation at least 25 years of age, residents of the Chickasaw Nation for at least one year and of their respective district for at least six months immediately preceding the election. Legislators must remain residents of their elected district during the tenure of their office. Term of office is three years. Filing fees are $500.

A Supreme Court candidate must be a citizen/registered voter of the Chickasaw Nation and at least 30 years old. Justices must be residents of the Chickasaw Nation during their three-year term of office. Filing fees are $500.

Candidates must bring verification of physical and mailing address, such as a utility bill or homestead exemption, which displays candidate’s physical address, current driver’s license and filing fee. Upon filing, candidates must complete a financial disclosure statement. Statements are also due at the end of every month during the candidate’s active campaign period.

Candidates will receive an electoral packet containing election rules and regulations, the Chickasaw Constitution, financial disclosure forms, biography form for the “Chickasaw Times,” and watcher form. Candidates must not have been convicted of a felony. Background checks are conducted on all candidates.

The primary election is Tuesday, July 30 and the run-off election is Tuesday, Aug. 27, if applicable.

For further assistance, please contact Chickasaw Nation Election Secretary Rita Loder toll free at 1-888-661-0137