Election Code discussions need to be free of politics

Something is amiss with the Six Nations Election Code discussions. Firstly, they aren’t with the community, you know the people who actually cast the ballots that lend credence to the electorial system here. The new Chief Electoral Polling Officer (CEPO) appeared at a Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) session last week and not only agreed to SNEC’s plan to hold a vote on code changes at their first, and probably their last, annual general meeting, but appears to be planning on discussing with them a change in when the new council would take office and when they would leave. Discussions that are not up to the either body to decide and are leaving out the people who do make those decisions, the public. While we welcome the novice CEPO to her new…

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