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Exit poll: Ada wins with nearly a third of votes

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by Jason Salas

Guam - As part of today's Special Election process, students from Professor Ron McNinch's political science program at the University of Guam conducted exit polls throughout Super Saturday.  Voters were asked for whom they voted to fill the seat vacated by Matt Rector, who stepped down this past January after a KUAM News investigation revealed he did not disclose criminal charges against him in California prior to running in Decision 2008.

While today's voter turnout was admittedly low (the Guam Election Commission had projected 25%), the preliminary data from the exit poll indicate that Tony Ada will win the special election by nearly a 2-to-1 margin.

UOG Exit Poll Results (analysis)

  • Tony Ada - 36%
  • Roque Aguon - 17%
  • Sarah Thomas-Nededog - 17%
  • William Sarmiento - 12%
  • Art De Oro - 10%
  • Martin Benavente - 10%

The polls officially closed at 8pm, at which time the completed ballots will be transferred to Election Central at the UOG Field House in Mangilao, to be tabulated manually by precinct officials.  The GEC expects initial results to be available by 10pm, with final results (pending verification) at 3am Sunday.

Review analysis of today's polling.

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