Special election for Yona mayor set for May 30

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Maria Pangelinan, GEC executive director, says the role of protecting the sanctity of the ballots has been modified to accommodate the pandemic.

The special election for a new Yona mayor is set to be held on May 30.

The special election will fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of former Yona Mayor Jesse Blas, who is facing federal criminal charges.

Guam Election Commission Executive Director Maria Pangelinan says the special election will be held on May 30, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the M.U. Lujan Elementary School. She is now working with school officials to ensure that proper social distancing precautions are in place.

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“The Yona special election is slated for Saturday, May 30th at M.U. Lujan Elementary School. So we have that going on. We also are taking voter registration. Voter registration can happen here in our arcade office or at the Yona mayor’s office. We will continue voter registration at these two sites up until May 20th,” Pangelinan said.

Pangelinan also said that 6 mayoral candidates picked up election packets Monday.

For anyone interested to run for mayor, senator, or another public service position, GEC is also now accepting candidate packets for the primary election in August.

Only primary election candidates or their treasurer or deputy treasury can file their packets.

A complete packet must be turned in. Incomplete packets will not be accepted.

The agency will take primary election candidate applications from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Suite A11 of the GCIC arcade in Hagatna until Tuesday, June 30.

For more information about required clearances or how to file a candidate packet, visit gec.guam.gov.

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