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GEC needs more money to pay for Primary

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The Guam Election Commission may have gotten some of its reserve released by BBMR, but according to executive director Maria Pangelinan that's not quite enough. "$60,000 was released to pay precinct officials," she said. "We need more than that to pay precinct officials, poll workers, tabulators and district registrars, so we're anxiously waiting to see if the rest of the money will be released so we can pay for them."

According to Pangelinan, outside of the GEC's employees, no one has seen a penny since the Primary. Matter of fact the GEC needs a total of $100,000 to pay for all Primary Election expenses. 

Pangelinan meanwhile added that late Thursday afternoon, she was informed that an additional $15,000 was released from reserves. The additional funds is still short of the requested total of $100,000 needed to pay for all Primary election expenses. No word when exactly the checks will be cut from the recent release of funding, but are currently being processed at the Department of Administration.

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