Underwood casts vote for primary election

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Congressional candidate Robert Underwood said this year's primary election is extremely critical, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congressional candidate Robert Underwood said this year’s primary election is extremely critical, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Along with his wife Nerissa, Underwood cast his ballot for the primary election at the GCIC building in Hagatna Monday morning.

With the impacts of the pandemic leaving more than 30,000 residents unemployed, Underwood says that there has to be a federal response beyond relief that is specific to the island’s issues to bolster the island’s economy and improve access to quality healthcare.

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“There is no more critical election than this one in terms of federal policy. Lots of changes are going to happen in Washington D.C. next year. Because of the changing electoral politics, all of these issues are on the table. How are we going to present a unique Guam agenda that’s going to move us forward?” Underwood asked.

Those interested in making a request to vote can call the GEC office at 477-9791 from 9 am to 7 pm during weekdays until August 28th.

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