by Nick Delgado
Guam - As the Guam Election Commission waits word from its software vendor on disputed invoices involving its tabulation machines, the agency is still accepting applications from potential candidates seeking public office. Governor Felix Camacho recently signed a bill into law that removed the requirement for an FBI clearance.
According to GEC Executive Director John Blas, the author of that Bill, Senator Adolpho Palacios, is actually the first candidate to officially file for candidacy to run for Senator this election cycle. "We are currently in process of going through Senator Palacios' race; each candidate needs to secure 250 signatures so we're going through process verifying those signatures with our voter registration database," Blas explained.
In order to run for public office, one must get a police clearance as well as a clearance from the court. The deadline to file for candidacy to run in the September Primary Election is July 6.