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Guam - Members of the Guam Election Commission discussed the Bingo Initiative at their meeting Wednesday afternoon, but its still too soon in the process for a vote on whether to place the initiative on the ballot.
The initiative seeks to legalize a for-profit bingo business at the former Guam Greyhound Park property.
GEC Executive Director Maria Pangelinan said that while legal counsel Jeff Moots has reviewed the initial documents submitted by Annette Cruz on behalf the Guam Japan Friendship Village, there are still a number of requirements backers of the initiative have to meet before it can be placed on the ballot, not the least of which is the gathering of the required number of signatures.
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“If the summary and the short title are approved today, then what happens is, the staff will begin to prepare the documents, including the petitions with summary on top” said Pangelinan. “We will send to Ms. Annette Cruz, the official initiator of the initiative and they can start gathering petitions.”
The bingo backers will have up to 120 days to collect the signatures they need to place the initiative on the ballot.
Pangelinan also says that opponents of for-profit bingo can submit their objections to placing the initiative on the ballot up to 45 days prior to the general election.
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