Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma announces Tribal Election results

Choctaw Nation

DURANT – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Election Board announced official results of the 2023 General Election held Saturday, July 8.

All election results listed below have been duly certified by the Election Board and will be communicated to the Bureau of Indian Affairs office:

District 2 winner: Anthony “Tony” Ward with 544 votes (76.51%).

District 3 winner: Eddie Bohanan with 650 votes (85.41%).

District 8: Perry Thompson with 836 votes (79.17%).

District 11: Robert Karr with 987 votes (77.41%).

Other districts that were up for election, but drew no opposition were Office of Chief Gary Batton, District 1 Council Member Thomas Williston, and District 5 Council Member Ronald Perry.

According to the Constitution of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, after an installation ceremony, Chief Batton and the six Council Members will begin their new terms at noon on September 4, 2023.

For complete results of the Choctaw Nation elections, visit To check on Voter Registration status, contact the Voter Registration Department by email at or to obtain a form, visit


  1. Bob taylor says:

    Congratulations to our chief for wining again

  2. Jim Newberry says:

    Congratulations on a good clean first American election. From a Chickasaw brother. God Bless your people. YaKoKe

  3. Dillard Polk says:

    Did Larry wade win?

  4. Thank you for sharing.
    I wish you good health and many blessings for another year of your service.

  5. Kern Farve says: