by Ken Quintanilla
Guam - During its Monday meeting, the Guam Election Commission voted to adopt the informational pamphlet on Proposal 'A', which will be mailed out to voters by October 7. GEC hopes to deliver the pamphlets to the post office by Friday to meet the deadline.
GEC's legal counsel reviewed and noted all the material followed statutes. The pamphlet will consist of the ballot title, GEC Objective Analysis, one argument each both in favor and opposing Prop 'A' and the initiative in its entirety. GEC expects to print 54,000 pamphlets with an estimated cost now around $50,000 inclusive of printing and postage fees.
The GEC meanwhile is still on the search for more precinct officials for the November general election. GEC reports having 177 precinct officials signed up for the general election however a total of 290 is needed. Precinct official training will begin this Saturday pending the final approval of the training manual.
For the month of October, several key dates are set relative to general election matters. Starting on October 8, in-office voting and home bound voting will commence until November 5.
On October 12, Election Systems & Software will do an assessment on all four of GEC's tabulating machines, one of which failed during the primary election.
Volunteer voter registration will continue until October 16 whereas district registrars will start on October 17. Voter registration meanwhile will end on October 26.