GEC General Election Update; 761 In-Office Votes Cast to Date

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Guam – The Guam Election Commission (GEC) has issued  the following updates on the approaching General Election:

*Early Voting:

– As of this Press Release, the GEC has processed 761 in-office voters.

– In-Office (Early) Voting for the General Election is ongoing and will end on Monday, November 1.

– In-Office (Early) Voting is from 10 am to 6 pm  Monday through Friday and 9 am to 12 noon on Saturdays.

– All voters wishing to participate in this process are asked to bring a valid Photo I.D.

-The GEC would also like to advise voters participating in this process that due to the additional paperwork that is required, in-office voters may have to wait anywhere between 15-20 minutes before being entertained (depending on the number of voters already in line). Your patience and understanding is most appreciated.

* The District Registration Program begins today [Tuesday].

-Voter Registration will be conducted at all Village Mayor’s offices (except Hagåtña) Monday through Friday (excluding weekends and holidays) from October 12-22 between the hours of 4 pm and 8 pm.

-To register, you MUST be a U.S. Citizen, eighteen (18) years of age, not committed under a sentence of imprisonment, nor confined to a mental institution, nor judicially declared insane, and must be a resident of Guam for at least thirty (30) days.

-You will need to bring either of the following documents to register: a U.S. Passport; Certificate of U.S. Citizenship; or Certificate of Naturalization alone is sufficient.

-If you do not have either of these documents, please provide the Registrar with an original or certified copy of your Birth Certificate and a valid Photo I.D (i.e. Drivers License, Guam I.D., etc.). Eligible individuals may also register with the GEC.

* Today is the last day for Volunteer Voter Registrars.

– All Volunteer Voter Registrars are asked to turn in all supplies and materials to the GEC by 5 pm.

* The GEC’s Meeting previously scheduled for 4 p.m. tomorrow [Wednesday], has been postponed until 4 pm Thursday, October 14.

For more information call GEC Executive Director John F. Blas at (671) 477-9791-4, or send an email to director@gec.guam.gov