By SHERRY DIGMON
The coronavirus is affecting elections across the country, including the Poarch Band of Creek Indians election usually held in June. This year’s election is set for August 1.
Incumbents are Tribal Chair Stephanie Bryan and at-large members Arthur Mothershed and Garvis Sells. Sells is not seeking re-election.
Candidates who have signed up to run are as follows:
Stephanie A. Bryan
Dewitt Champ Carter
Keith W. Colbert
Johnny Ray Steadham
Megan L. Young
Walk-in voting starts Tuesday, July 21, and continues through Friday, July 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Sunday, July 26.
Tuesday, July 21, is the last day to request absentee ballot be mailed out.
Friday, July 31 is the deadline to receive absentee ballots at 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 1, is Tribal Election Day. Polls open 8 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. at PCI Pickrell House (on Pow Wow grounds). Results will be announced at the Pow Wow Grounds and will be posted at the PCCC front door, on the Pickrell House door.
Edie Tullis Baker is chairman of the PCI Election Board.