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Guam - Guam Election Commission Executive Director Maria Pangelinan says the GEC is struggling to make ends meet as they prepare for the upcoming primary and general elections.
Pangelinan told the Rotary Club of Guam Monday that the GEC is "barely functioning" with a budget of only $850 thousand dollars. That is less than previous years, she said.
Pangelinan also spoke about the Commission's efforts to increase voter participation this year and to encourage more people to enroll in the Decolonization registry.
The most recent count on May 23rd, showed 47, 272 voters have registered to vote. And 5,310 people have signed up as Native Inhabitants of Guam in the Decolonization Registry.
And she is asking for volunteers to serve as Precinct Officials. Applications can be picked at the GEC office in the GCIC building in Hagatna.
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“As you may know, we have 58 precincts” said Pangelinan. “We have to have 5 precinct officials for every precinct. So, we need to pick up 290 precinct officials for both the Primary and General Election.”
In addition, Pangelinan says that GEC has revamped their website and renovated their office space to better accommodate voters.
For more information, log onto gec.guam.gov.
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