Uncle Sam files suit, TRO against GEC - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Uncle Sam files suit, TRO against GEC

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The United States Government wants all ballots that were mailed out to absentee voters to be counted, even after the November 2 General Election.  A lawsuit and temporary restraining order were filed in the District Court today because the Guam Election Commission failed to transmit federal election ballots to Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act of 1986 voters 45 days prior to the upcoming election. 

While Guam law requires UOCAVA ballots to be received by the close of polls on Election Day to be counted, the feds are asking the court to order the Commission accept the ballots until November 15.

A hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday, October 13.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • GSWA says budget is conditional placeholder

    GSWA says budget is conditional placeholder

    Guam Solid Waste Authority managers appeared for their first-ever budget hearing before the legislature. GSWA general manager Greg Martin says typically the budget is prepared by the federal receiver and submitted directly to the District Court. But this

    More >>

    Guam Solid Waste Authority managers appeared for their first-ever budget hearing before the legislature. GSWA general manager Greg Martin says typically the budget is prepared by the federal receiver and submitted directly to the District Court. But this

    More >>
  • Joshua Mesa has September trial for receiving ice in the mail

    Joshua Mesa has September trial for receiving ice in the mail

    Busted with receiving drugs in the mail, Joshua John Untalan Mesa will face a federal jury later this year. This case involves a package containing 50-grams of the drug "ICE." If his name sounds familiar, Mesa was the alleged victim in a high-speed chase More >>
    Busted with receiving drugs in the mail, Joshua John Untalan Mesa will face a federal jury later this year. This case involves a package containing 50-grams of the drug "ICE." If his name sounds familiar, Mesa was the alleged victim in a high-speed chase More >>
  • Two lanes opened to cross Merizo bridges

    Two lanes opened to cross Merizo bridges

    If you've taken the roads down south you might have noticed a less bumpy ride. The roads to cross Bile and Pigua Bridge in Merizo are now open with two lanes. The $3.6 million project took 10 years to finish. Governor Eddie Calvo saying there were challenMore >>
    If you've taken the roads down south you might have noticed a less bumpy ride. The roads to cross Bile and Pigua Bridge in Merizo are now open with two lanes. The $3.6 million project took 10 years to finish. Governor Eddie Calvo saying there were challenMore >>
Powered by Frankly