In accordance with our Constitution, Nipmuc Nation will be conducting a Tribal Council Election in September of 2020.
All 10 council seats will be "open" for this election.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the current Tribal Council has for the first time in our long history voted to conduct an "ALL ABSENTEE BALLOT" election.
There will be no "in-person" voting for the upcoming election.
This type of election is also referred to by some as an "All Mail-In" election. However, in regards to our Tribal Council Election in September,
"enrolled Nipmuc Nation Citizens" will have the choice to vote with a mail-in absentee ballot or use our new online voting system.
In order to insure the integrity of our election process and to administer the "All Absentee Ballot" election,
the Tribal Council has worked closely with the Election Committee to introduce BELOW
The NEW 4 Step Election Process For Nipmuc Nation.
It is very important that all those wishing to participate in the 2020 Tribal Council Election understand that in order to be "eligible" to vote in the upcoming election, you MUST ALREADY BE AN ENROLLED Citizen of Nipmuc Nation, which means that prior to December 31, 2020, the Nipmuc Nation Genealogy Committee and the Nipmuc Nation Tribal Council must have "certified and voted on" your membership, which then added your name to the Tribal Roll and made you a Citizen of Nipmuc Nation.
We understand that there are some individuals of Nipmuc descent that are not aware that membership to the Nipmuc Nation Tribal Roll is not automatic. To become a member of the Nipmuc Nation Tribal Roll involves a genealogical process and a certification process. For the upcoming 2020 Tribal Council Election, our Tribal Roll will continue to be closed to new members, as it has been for many years. It will be up to the new Tribal Council to make decisions about re-opening the Tribal Roll.
Finally, the "KEY" to participating in the new election process will be your Tribal ID Number. This is the number that the Genealogy Committee assigned to you when you became a "certified" member of the Nipmuc Nation Tribal Roll. If you are in possession of an Official Nipmuc Nation Tribal ID Card, your card number is actually your Tribal ID Number. If you do not know you Tribal ID Number or are not sure what your Tribal ID Number is, please submit a Tribal ID Number Request below.