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GEC denies GPD's request to survey votes on Election Day

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The request is denied. The Guam Election Commission did not approve the Guam Police Department's request to conduct a community policing survey right outside of the polling sites on Election Day.

Commissioners expressed concern that the effort may discourage voters heading to the polls.

GPD Major Andrew Quitugua reacted to the GEC's decision, saying, "It's unfortunate that we're not being allowed to conduct the survey within the gates. It just kind of makes it inconvenient for respondents to fill it out at a later time and drop it over at the facility. Otherwise, we still plan to get as much information as we can from the general public."

Public safety chair Senator Telena Nelson and former chief of police Fred Bordallo also opposed the request. Quitugua says they still plan to conduct the survey outside and away from the voting sites on November 6.

The survey was funded through a federal grant and developed by the University of the South Pacific research office.

The police department says the results could give them a strategic direction on how they should be providing safety to everyone living here.

You can review the 100 plus survey questions by clicking here.

 

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