Registration for Primary Election Ends; In Office Voting Goes On


Guam – Registration for the September 4th Primary Election ended Wednesday evening at 8 pm.

The Guam Election Commission was filled with people Wednesday registering to vote at the last minute.

The GEC Office was also packed with in-office voters.

GEC Executive Director John Blas says they have already had about 1400 in-office votes cast not counting those who voted Wednesday. He said at the rate they are going,  he expects to hit 1500 in-office votes by the end of this week.

As for registered voters,  that number has also grown.

Although he hasn’t keyed in the numbers from Wednesday yet, Blas says they have probably registered over 48 thousand voters and counting.

“Today is the last day to register for the primary for those that are not registered and the Guam Election Commission is currently doing that and we will be doing that up until 8pm tonight and for convenience voters or eligible individuals will also be able to register at their mayors offices between the hours of 4pm and 8pm at all mayors offices except Hagatna.”

Once the primary election results are certified they will begin to hold voter registration up until 10 days before the general election which is on Nov. 2nd. Blas says some non-u.s. citizens have attempted to register to vote but were denied by the GEC.

Blas reminds the public that you must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S.. citizen to vote on Guam.