Carter Center to Send Observers to Cheyenne and Arapaho General Election

Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison,

ATLANTA — Following letters of invitation from the tribal council, legislature, and election commission, The Carter Center is preparing to deploy a small team of observers to the Dec. 12 general election in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.

A Carter Center team also observed the tribes’ Oct. 3 primaries.

The Center respects the tribes’ sovereign status and is conducting this observation mission with the understanding that these are elections of a sovereign people for their government.

The Carter Center conducts its election observation work in accordance with the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the Code of Conduct for International Observers, which provide guidelines for professional and impartial methods of international election observation. As an international non-governmental organization, The Carter Center assesses electoral processes against the host nation’s constitution, election laws, and other pertinent legislation.

The Center’s limited mission will produce a report that focuses on the legal framework and election-day processes of voting, counting, and tabulation.


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