GEC Board Lacks Quorum To Re-Appoint Independent Member

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Guam- The Guam Election Commission board was supposed to reconvene its meeting today to re-appoint its independent member, but couldn’t because it lacked a quorum.

According to Executive Director John Blas, all 3 democratic members were not present for the meeting, but he couldn’t speculate if they didn’t show up on purpose because of the ongoing lawsuits. He does say that if they met, the only discussion would have centered on the nomination of independent member Robert Cruz.

Meanwhile, Blas adds they are still finalizing their new lease agreement with the GCIC building. GEC has only 4 days left before its current agreement expires, but Blas says nothing has been approved yet.

“We’re confident we’ll be able to continue on here” said Blas. “However, we’re still finalizing the bid process and all that. Again, we’ve had a very good working relationship with our landlord and I’m sure that you know if we need to continue on, he’ll allow us to do that.”

The next GEC meeting is to be determined on the availability of the board members. However, Blas says the next regular monthly meeting is the third Wednesday of January.