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GEC welcomes new commissioners

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The Guam Election Commission welcomed two new members. Jennifer Calvo-Quitugua and Michael Perez were officially sworn in during the GEC's Thursday meeting. Both were nominated by the Republican Party of Guam and will serve two-year terms.   

In the meantime, it appears a female team will lead the GEC as Alice Taijeron was elected to serve as the new chairperson of the commission. Taijeron previously served as chair in 2010. Calvo-Quitugua was elected to serve as the new vice chairperson. The commission voted to extend the term for both chair and vice chair to March 2016.

The GEC in the meantime, did confirm receipt of a complaint submitted by University of Guam professor Ron McNinch. The complaint is under review by the GEC's legal counsel Jeff Cook. The political analyst submitted a complaint earlier this week over recent arrests connected to allegations of possible election fraud. McNinch believes there has been or will be a violation of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 otherwise known as HAVA. 

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