Guam- 28 names of precinct officials have been submitted to the Attorney General’s Office for criminal prosecution.
Guam Election Commission (GEC) Executive Director John Blas says because these precinct officials failed to show on the day of the Primary Election, they violated their oath to abide by Guam’s laws and placed GEC in a bad situation. Blas adds criminal prosecution will more than likely be a misdemeanor, but the charges will be up to the AG’s Office.
“The fact that the individuals failed to report on election day is a violation” said Blas. “Now because of the negative impact of those officials not reporting on election day, it caused some serious concerns and actually placed the GEC in a predicament, whereby in one specific precinct, there was only one official that showed up.”
10 statements from absent precinct officials were also forwarded to the Attorney General. Meanwhile, GEC is meeting again this evening at 4 pm to discuss updates to the General Election. The last day to register to vote is this Friday, October 22.