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Despite some uncontested races, GEC still holding primary election

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The Guam Election Commission is meeting tonight where executive director Maria Pangelinan will present the list of candidates who filed to run for the primary election for certification.

She says although some of the party races appear to go uncontested, a primary is required by law, noting, "First and foremost, we need to choose who we want to be in the general election so hence the primary election with the reform law it is clear that based on our GEC mandates, the GEC must proceed to have a primary."

She adds for instance with the attorney general race which is non-partisan, the law states the top two vote getters will proceed to the general election. There are only two candidates who are running for AG and despite who comes out on top in the primary, both will still be in the general election ballot. She says a primary election costs around $250,000 not including the increased stipend for precinct officials.

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