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GEC will not accept incomplete candidacy packets

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - The Guam Election Commission is reminding all potential candidates intending to run in this year's election that it will not accept incomplete packets. Tuesday marked the official first day for candidates to file with the GEC. As we reported, Jonathan Diaz had intended to file his candidacy for governor under the Republican banner however the GEC did not accept it. Executive director Maria Pangelinan says while Diaz had paid a filing fee, he did not meet all the requirements which includes not having a running mate.

"In the gubernatorial candidate packet, we put two of those, one for governor and lt. governor the GEC staffer noticed the both certification of qualifications were for Mr. Diaz himself, so that's when I intervened and let him know about the organic act and told him that we couldn't' accept," she explained.

She adds the GEC will be mailing a refund of Diaz's filing fee. Diaz meanwhile tells KUAM he tried filing a discrimination and official misconduct complaint with the Guam Police Department however was told GPD's hands were tied when it comes to political complaints. He is now contemplating his next step which could involve filing a class action lawsuit for discrimination against him and those who signed his petition. The deadline to file your candidacy for the August primary election is on July 1.
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