So far, early voting at FB Leon Guerrero last Saturday yielded the most numbers of early voters — at around 856 voters. The previous record was held by Mangilao where nearly 700 early voters showed up at GWHS.
More than 5,300 have already voted at the three satellite voting locations in Malesso, Mangilao, and Yigo, according to the Guam Election Commission.
In an interview with Patti Arroyo at K57, Maria Pangelinan, GEC executive director, says the election commission wants voters to vote early at either the GCIC building during the weekday or at the satellite offices during the weekend to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Pangelinan said it also helps that with more early votes coming in from curbside, in-office, and satellite voting, GEC can improve its efficiency on election day.
“We think so…we think that with the increased number of early voters…the more early voters we have…the more efficient election day will be,” Pangelinan said.
Meanwhile, Pangelinan wants to reiterate that the community can register and vote at the same time.
“Anybody who is a US citizen who has been on Guam for at least 30 days can come in… can register to vote and vote at the same time. So up until Oct 23rd, is the last day of registration. We will continue in-office voting up to Oct 30th but registration ends Oct 23rd,” Pangelinan said.
This Saturday, GEC will be at Okkodo High School, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.