Government - Regular Election 2023

Pawnee Nation Election to be held

From the Pawnee Nation Election Commission

Pawnee, Okla. Monday, January 30, 2023 --The Pawnee Nation will be conducting a Tribal Election on May 6th, 2023. The positions to be filled are President (4) Year Term; Treasurer (4)Year Term; First Council Member (4) Year Term; Second Council Member (4) Year Term.  The filing dates for candidates are  February 22nd thru February 25th, 2023.  Candidate filings will be accepted at the Pawnee Nation Law Enforcement Center each day from 1:00 P.M. thru 5:00 P.M.  All prospective candidates must file their candidacy during this time and meet all requirements as stated in the Election Act of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.  A non-refundable filing fee of $300.00 (three hundred dollars)(must be cashier’s check or money order) will be required to file.  For information concerning these requirements you may write the Pawnee Nation Election Commission at Post Office Box 600, Pawnee Oklahoma 74058; email the Commission at; or visit the Pawnee Nation website at  Information concerning requests for absentee ballots is also available at these locations.

The members of the Pawnee Nation Election Commission encourage all citizens of the Pawnee Nation to exercise their right to VOTE and become a part of this very important opportunity.  Your personal involvement in this process can and will strengthen our Nation, now and in the future.  All citizens of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, who are eighteen (18) years of age or over on the date of the election are eligible to vote.  Any eligible voter of the Pawnee Nation can request an absentee ballot in writing, addressed to the Pawnee Nation Election Commission at P.O. Box 600, Pawnee Oklahoma 74058.  Eligible voters may also FAX a request for an absentee ballot to the Pawnee Nation Election Commission at (918) 762-6446 or email if they expect to be absent from the polling place on the day of the election.

Please include a valid address and telephone number when requesting an absentee ballot.  All requests must be made no less than twenty-one (21) days; before the Election day (May 6, 2023) and must be accompanied by two (2) forms of identification.  Upon receipt of a valid request, the Election Commission will forward to the voter all necessary forms to be used in the pending election.  Any ballots received after 12:00 noon on the day of the election will not be counted.

Candidates and citizens of the Pawnee Nation are being advised that changes in the Election Act may be viewed on the Pawnee Nation website or by request to the Election Commission.  

Your 2023 Election Commission:

  • Chairman Cecelia Hawkins Email: 
  • Clerk Jessica Leading Fox Phone: 918-613-9185
  • Secretary Leah VanNoy
  • Sergeant-at-Arms Catherine Moore
  • Alternate Tammy Tubbs

Email:       Phone: 918-691-9675





Election Act of the Pawnee Nation

Click here to download (PDF) 2021 Revised Election Act, January 15, 2021

Pawnee Nation Constitution

Governing Documents - Pawnee Nation Constitution (PDF)

Pawnee Nation Election Commission Facebook Page

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