GEC approves plan for absentee voting on island in wake of COVID-19

Guam Election Commission (PNC file photo)

The Guam Election Commission approved in-office absentee voting for the 2020 primary election at their emergency session Thursday night.

On the air with K57’s Patti Arroyo Friday morning, GEC Executive Director Maria Pangelinan said early voting will run from July 30 until August 28, on the 3rd floor of the GCIC building in Agana.

The GEC will accept appointments between 10 am and 3:30 pm on Monday to Friday and walk-ins are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis from 4 pm to 7 pm, also from Monday-Friday.

Appointments will also be taken for Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. 

Manamko and those with health issues or with disabilities will be accommodated from 9 am to 10 am Monday through Saturday.

The office will be ready to start scheduling absentee voting for valid voters on Guam as of Monday, July 27. You can schedule an appointment by calling 477-9791.

If you’re not registered to vote, Pangelinan said you can register when you come in for the absentee vote.

When coming to vote, you’re being asked to bring your own blue or black pen and fill out an absentee ballot application form.