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Central islanders head to the polls

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 by Jolene Toves

Guam - In Guam's central villages, while flooding at the Agana Heights Elementary School polling site was a nuisance, it did not stop residents from voting. Ashley Benevente explained, saying, "I chose to come out to vote because I want a better future and I just want better for our island. The voting process was smooth it was easy and it was good."

For many voters choosing who to vote for depending on the candidates meeting certain qualities and their promises, with Benavente adding, "In a candidate to choosing I was mainly focused on how they would carry our island and represent us and also a better future for mostly education."

Meanwhile for other voters like Roy Duenas from Agana Heights, the decision was easy and was based on party affiliation. "It was nothing - I am a Democrat. I voted everything in the Democrat side except for between Madeline [Bordallo] and Mathew [Artero], a decision had to be made other than that there is no decision," he explained. "This is a party matter if you vote Democrat you vote Democrat if you vote Republican you vote Republican - there is 16 legislative candidates so there is a choice there but Democrat there are only fifteen there is no choice."

But for Frank Sablan of Sinajana it was not a party matter instead it was about track record and progress. "Something got to change you have to have improvement here in order to achieve what you need to achieve I don't care if you are Democrat or Republican or what not something got to give," he said. "The current administration right no ill be honest with you I love what they are doing because they stuck with what they were going to do."

Whether Republican or Democrat for the majority of voters that came out during the day being heard was the key and choosing the right candidates was not a difficult decision. 
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