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GEC: voter turnout could be as low as 15%

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by Jason Salas

Guam - Speculating on the low voter turnout that was noted during today's special election balloting for the senatorial vacancy in the 30th Guam Legislature, Guam Election Commission board member Attorney John Terlaje told KUAM News that Super Saturday saw very unfavorable participation from registered voters...possibly even as low as 15%. 

Initial tabulation data revealed that every precinct in Dededo had less than 100 people vote, save one (the district containing GHURA 505), said Terlaje.

Despite Guam having 49,893 registered voters, GEC Executive Director John Blas noted that feedback from the field today had voters expressing disdain for the process, saying such was a waste of time and money.  He said such comments wanted the Legislature to appoint Dr. David Shimizu, who was the senatorial candidate with the 16th most votes in Decision 2008, to the seat; or to carry on with only 14 senators until this fall's election.

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