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GEC hopes to hit 50,000 voters in general election

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - With just about two months until the Decision 2012 General Election, the Guam Election Commission is set to meet tomorrow for candidates in the partisan races to draw numbers determining their placement on the General Election ballot. And with 15 seats up for the 32nd Guam Legislature, Maria Pangelinan says it could affect who comes out on top.

The GEC's executive director told KUAM News, "Maybe its perceived that if you're number one, you have a better chance of being elected or if your n umber two or so, or maybe if you're number 15 because its at the beginning and at the end of the ballot, maybe that's it."

The placement for the non-partisan races such as Public Auditor, the Guam Education Board and the Consolidated Commission on Utilities will be held at a later time. Pangelinan meanwhile is still encouraging residents to register to vote saying she wants to hit at least the 50,000 mark come November. She says there are several opportunities for people to vote from in-office voting, homebound voting, curbside voting, casting absentee ballots and for the first time having assistive technology devices in every precinct to ensure every potential voter has access to voting.

She says about 600 voters in the primary used at least one of these services.

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