Guam - Hoping to provide
convenience for voters who may need special accommodations, the Guam Election
Commission started its in-office voting today. According to GEC executive
director Maria Pangelinan, although early voting is no longer available,
in-office voting will allow those to vote who may not be able to make it to the
September 1 Primary Election for Decision 2012.
"It's for the convenience of the voter, individuals with
disabilities, those who are off-island and those who will be off island on
September 1, and those people who will be prevented to come to the polls on
September 1 because of work," she said.
She adds that the GEC does not have the resources to do early
voting efficiently and effectively. Those who do in-office voting will have to
fill an affidavit swearing they are telling the truth that they will not be
able to make the September 1 election. Meanwhile,
if you need to register, re-register, change your name or change your address,
the village mayoral offices will be providing district registration for those
who are unable to make it to the GEC's offices in Hagatna.
District registration ends on August 22 and is open from 4-8pm. In-office
voting meanwhile is open until August 31 from 8am-5pm.