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.