LEGISLATIVE ACT NO. 7-97

BE IT ENACTED BY THE CHEROKEE NATION:

SECTION ONE. TITLE 26 OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANNOTATED, ENTITLED
"ELECTIONS" IS HEREBY REVISED IN IT'S ENTIRETY AND IS HEREBY ENACTED AS
FOLLOWS:

TITLE 26
ELECTIONS

CHAPTER 1 - General Provisions
CHAPTER 2 - Supervisory Bodies and Election Services Office
CHAPTER 3 - Qualifications and Registration of Voters
CHAPTER 4 - Qualifications of and Filing by Candidates
CHAPTER 5 - Disclosure of Campaign Finances
CHAPTER 6 - Conduct of Elections

SECTION TWO. SEVEVERABILITY. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT ARE SEVERABLE
AND IF ANY PART OR PROVISION HEREOF SHALL BE HELD VOID.

THE DECISION OF 'THE COURT SO HOLDING SHALL NOT AFFECTS OR IMPAIR ANY OF
THE REMAINING PARTS OR PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.

SECTION THREE. IT BEING, IMMEDIATELY NECESSARY FOR THE WELFARE OF THE
CHEROKEE NATION, THE COUNCIL HEREBY DECLARES THAT AN EMERGENCY EXISTS,
BY REASON WHEREOF THIS ACT SHALL TAKE EFFECT AND BE IN FULL FORCE AFTER
IT'S PASSAGE AND APPROVAL.

Enacted by the Council of the Cherokee Nation on the 12TH day of MAY, 1997.

Signed: J. Garland Eagle
Garland Eagle, President
Cherokee Nation Council


ATTEST:

Signed: Mary Flute Cooksey
Mary Cooksey, Secretary
Cherokee Nation Council

Approved and signed by the Principal Chief this 12TH day of MAY, 1997.

Signed: Joe Byrd
Joe Byrd, Principal Chief
Cherokee Nation


ATTEST:

Signed: Jennie Battles
Jennie Battles, Secretary-Treasurer
Cherokee Nation

YEAS AND NAYS AS RECORDED

Troy Poteete----- YEA . Dora Mae Watie---- YEA

Sam Ed Bush---- YEA. Nick Lay---- NAY

Mary Cooksey---- YEA. Bill Baker---- YEA

Harold DeMoss---- YEA.  Don Crittenden---- YEA

Paula Holder---- YEA. Charles “Chuck” Hoskin---- NAY

Barbara Conness---- YEA. Harold “Jiggs” Phillips---- YEA

William Smoke---- YEA. Harley L. Terrell---- YEA

Barbara Starr-Scott---- YEA