Election Information

Gaa-Miskwaabikaang - the Red Cliff Reservation - is governed by an elected nine-member Tribal Council. This Tribal Council consists of a Tribal Chairperson, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and five At Large Members. Tribal Council elections occur annually in July and are staggered so the entire council cannot be replaced simultaneously. Each council member serves a two-year term. On odd years there is an election for Chairperson, Treasurer, and three At Large seats. On even years there is an election for Vice Chair, Secretary, and two At Large seats.

2022 Election Information
Polls are open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
» May 6, 2022 Primary Election. All voting will occur at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino.
» July 5, 2022 General Election. All voting will occur at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino.
» July 16, 2022 Tribal Council Swearing In Ceremony.

A Red Cliff Tribal ID is required to receive and submit a ballot in both the Primary and General elections.

Important Dates
Thursday March 31, 2022 - Deadline to apply to serve on Election Board
Monday April 4, 2022 - Regular Council Meeting, appoint Election Board
Wednesday April 6, 2022 - Deadline for candidates for Vice Chairman and Secretary
Tuesday April 19, 2022 - Certification of candidates for Primary Election at Special Council Meeting
Tuesday April 26, 2022 - Announcement of Primary Election Officer Candidates
Friday May 6, 2022 - Primary Election
Monday June 20, 2022 - Deadline for At-Large candidates to announce candidacy. (2 seats open)
Tuesday June 21, 2022 - Certification of candidates for General Election
Friday June 24, 2022 - Announcement of candidates for General Election
Tuesday July 5, 2022 - General Election


May 6, 2022 Primary Election
All voting will occur at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino. Polls open 8 AM - 8 PM.
Vice-Chairperson Candidates
Two candidates with the most votes advance to the General Election.
Nathan Gordon - 60* Advances to General Election

Mercie Gordon - 18
Christopher Hicks - 58
Steven Boyd - 23
Richard "Rick" Peterson - 115* Advances to General Election
Stephanie Defoe-Haskins - 24

Tribal Secretary Candidates
Two candidates with the most votes advance to the General Election.
Shauneah J. Gordon - 63

Joseph Montano Sr. - 76* Advances to General Election
Jeff Benton - 67
Nora Cadotte - 92* Advances to General Election

July 5, 2022 General Election
All voting will occur at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino.
Candidates and results from the 2022 General Election will be posted here.

Polling Location
All voting for both the Primary and General Elections will occur at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino.

Transportation
Miskwaabekong Transit will be available and providing free rides to the polls on election day.
Contact Miskwaabekong Transit at 715-682-9664.

Election Board
Interested in serving on the 2022 Election Board? Apply by March 31!
Email secretary@redcliff-nsn.gov or call 715-779-3700 for more information.

helpful Documents & links

Qualifications To Serve on the Tribal Council

Need a Tribal ID? Click HERE or contact rcenrollment@redcliff-nsn.gov.

2022 Election Timeline and Important Dates