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GEC gets $60,000 to pay precinct officials

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Hope is on the way for close to 300 precinct officials who worked long hours during the September primary election and have yet to be paid. According to Guam Election Commission executive director Maria Pangelinan, BBMR has informed her that they have managed to release $60,000 of the $100,000 in reserves to pay for primary election expenses. She adds while the money is at the Department of Administration being processed, she is unsure of when checks will be ready.

Precinct officials were set to be paid $170 for their work, totaling over $49,000. Pangelinan adds the money still isn't enough to pay for district registrars and other primary election expenses.

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