Governor signs primary election cancellation bill into law

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Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed Bill 391-35 into law Friday morning, officially canceling the 2020 Primary Election.

In her letter to Legislative Speaker Tina Muna Barnes, the Governor wrote, “just as we know the Guam Election Commission did not easily arrive at the decision to recommend cancelation of the primary election, I understand that reaching this determination was equally difficult for the Legislature. Every election matters.”

She added: “However, I sign Bill 391…because I agree with the Commission and the Legislature that at this point in our history, the bigger, more consequential decision we must make is the one to save lives.”

Senators voted 12-3 Thursday in favor of canceling the primary, with rising COVID cases on the Island.

The General Election is set for November 3, 2020.

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20.0828 GOV to Speaker re Bill No. 391-35 (LS) nka Public Law No. 35-96 – An Act Relative to Cancelling the 2020 Primary Election and Providing for A Safer 2020 General Election