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GEC saddles-up for Super Saturday

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Guam - At 6:30pm, the Guam Election Commission conducted a test election on its three new tabulation machines that arrived on Guam earlier this month. Executive Director Maria Pangelinan says the test elections are done before every Primary and General Election to ensure the machines are accurate and working properly.
 
In the meantime, the GEC reminds voters that the polls open at 7 in the morning at all 58 precincts and close at 8 at night. Voters are asked to bring proper photo identification and if you're a newly registered voter you should bring the yellow copy of your affidavit of registration.
 
As for electioneering, the GEC says campaigns are allowed to do so 100 feet from the polling places. The GEC recently passed a resolution making exceptions for certain polling places due to safety issues. For the precincts at the Jose Rios Middle School in Piti and Umatac Mayor's Office, electioneering is allowed within 50 feet. Electioneering meanwhile is allowed 25 feet for the precincts at Talofofo Elementary School, C.L. Taitano Elementary School in Sinajana, Agana Height Elementary School, Tamuning Elementary School, Wettengel Elementary School in Dededo, Maria Ulloa Elementary School in Dededo and the Yigo Community Gymnasium. Electioneering at Oceanview Middle School is allowed 20 feet within the Agat school.
 
For those still interested in homebound services, the GEC will continue to accept requests up until 12noon on Saturday. You can call the GEC at 477-9791 to make the request.
 
As standard in the primary election, voters will only be allowed to vote on one side of the ballot for either Republican or Democrat candidates. If you do crossover, your vote will not be counted.
 
The GEC meanwhile has scheduled two meetings on Saturday— at 11am and 3pm— in the event any administrative complaints or voter challenges arise. Once the polls close at 8pm, the GEC is expected to meet at 9pm to start tabulating the votes. 
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