TRIBAL ELECTION COMMISSION
CHEROKEE NATION OF OKLAHOMA
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74465
April 30, 1991
Florian McKee Griggs
P.O. Box 2186
Bartlesville OK 74005
Dear Mrs. Griggs:
Thank you for attending the hearing Monday, April 29, 1991
concerning the residency
candidates for the Tribal Council in the forthcoming election.
The situation hinges on the
words "permanent residence". It
is the considered opinion of the Commission
that while one may own/rent/lease any
number of temporary residences, there can be only one permanent
residence as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Cherokee Tribal Election Commission, therefore, finds by a
unanimous vote of the five members that
your leased residence at 211 E.
Adams Place in Bartlesville cannot be
considered your permanent
The Commission regrets to inform
you that you, therefore, do not satisfy all of the
necessary for a candidate for the Cherokee
Tribal Council. Your name will not be placed on the ballot
for the election of Council members
for District number 8.
Margaret F. Nelson, Chairperson
Cherokee Tribal Election Commission