Election Information

Miskwaabekong - 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.

2021 Election Information
Polls are open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
» May 7, 2021 Primary Election. All voting will occur at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino.
» July 6, 2021 General Election. All voting will occur at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino.
» July 17 @ 10 AM Tribal Council Swearing In Ceremony. Streamed live on Facebook.

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

Important Dates
» Thur April 1 - Deadline to submit application to serve on the 2021 Election Board. Click HERE for details.
» Mon April 5 - Regular Council Meeting to appoint Election Board.
» Wed April 7 - Deadline to submit candidacy for Chairman and Treasurer positions.
» Tue April 20 - Special Council Meeting to certify Primary Election Candidates.
» Tue April 27 - Posting of candidates for Primary Election.
» Fri May 7 - Primary Election.
» Mon June 21 - Deadline to submit candidacy for At Large positions.
» Tue June 22 - Special Council Meeting to certify General Election candidates.
» Fri June 25 - Posting of candidates for General Election.
» Tue July 6 - General Election.
» July 17 @ 10 AM - Tribal Council Swearing In Ceremony. Streamed live on Facebook.

May 7, 2021 Primary Election
All voting will occur at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino.

Candidates for Chairperson: Click HERE to view candidates that will be on the 2021 Primary Election ballot.
Candidates for Treasurer: Click HERE to view candidates that will be on the 2021 Primary Election ballot.

Primary Election Results: Click HERE to view the Primary Election results. The two candidates from each category with the highest votes advances to the General Election.

July 6, 2021 General Election
All voting will occur at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino.

Click HERE to view the General Election Results
Candidates for Chairperson
Christopher D. Boyd - 270
Ray DePerry - 190

Candidates for Treasurer
Dennis J. Soulier - 200
Stephanie A. Defoe-Haskins - 265

Candidates for At Large seats
Nicholas R. DePerry - 208
Angie LaPointe - 60
Ruby Ann Miskwa-Bineshi Basina Stillday - 49
Mark Bresette Jr - 71
Mercie Angela Gordon - 126
Demetri Morris - 54
Christopher Hicks - 134
Steven L. Boyd - 207
Vincent "Butch" Bresette - 214
William Poch - 39
Write-Ins
Timothy Nellis Jr - 2
Joseph Montano Sr - 43
Mike Montano Sr - 1
George Newago - 79
Colin Ludwig - 2
Robert Buffalo - 2
Marie Deboch - 1
Marvin Defoe - 1
Larry LaPointe Jr - 1
Alex Gokee - 1
Sandy Gokee - 2
Travis Gordon  - 1
Bill Soulier - 1
Denise Carlson - 1
Christopher Livingston - 1

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 2021 Election Board? Submit an application to the Tribal Administration Building by April 1.
Email secretary@redcliff-nsn.gov or call 715-779-3700 for more information.

helpful Documents & links
2021 Election Timeline & Important Dates

General Election Flyer

Primary Election Flyer

Election Board Posting

Qualifications To Serve on the Tribal Council

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