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GPD wants to survey voters at polling stations

There are now 25 days left until Super Tuesday. The Guam Election Commission is set to meet this evening to get things ready for the November 6 election.

It's a survey the Guam Police Department wants their officers handing out on Election Day - it questions voters backgrounds from your gender to your income. It also has questions whether you've been a victim of a crime or accused of committing one. The survey even gets down to the question of the type of crimes happening in the villages, and whether or not you are satisfied with the service provided by GPD.

The GEC is back to discussing the Guam Police Department Community Policing Survey.

The request, as Maria Pangelinan, GEC Executive Director, says, "To conduct their survey at the 22 polling sites. So outside the polling rooms, not inside, and they would only approach voters who have already voted." The survey goes over more than a hundred questions.

It states the information will be treated confidentially and is intended to improve policing in the community. Police say it was funded through a more than $50,000 grant secured by GEDA.

Pangelinan says commissioners received a copy of the survey this week, saying, "We've never had this kind of request before. If we get all the information for the board so they can make a good decision. That's what they are trying to do right now."

The GEC does have some concerns, as she noted, "We don't want to disenfranchise voters. We want to make sure it doesn't impede, you know the voter comes and they see that this is going on we don't want them to turn around. We want them to go in and vote."

Commissioners are intending to discuss the issue tonight. So far, there's been no word if the GEC will talk about the possible write-in campaign for the democrat gubernatorial team of Frank Aguon Jr./Alicia Limtiaco.

The GEC also wants voters to know homebound and in-office voting has started.

District registration begins at your village mayor's office on October 17. The last day to register for the general is October 26.

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