Carter Center to Send Observers to Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribal Elections

Published October 2, 2017

ATLANTA — Following letters of invitation from the Tribal Council, Legislature, and Election
Commission, The Carter Center is deploying a team of observers to the Oct. 3 primary election
in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. The Carter Center respects the tribes’ sovereign status and
is conducting this election 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 Code of Conduct for International Observers,
which provides guidelines for professional and impartial methods of international election
observation. Carter Center observation missions assess the electoral process against the
constitution, election laws, and other pertinent legislation of the host nation.

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

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