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Northern residents bring their concerns to the polls

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Dozens of island residents up north flocked to the polls before making their way to work on Super Tuesday. Voters like Jino Salas, who are looking for candidates with, as he told KUAM News, "Passion for the people."

Salas tells KUAM he's most interested in the gubernatorial race, saying, "I'm confident in the people I voted for."  The 27-year-old was one of the first at D.L. Perez Elementary School when doors opened at 7am.

Also at the polls bright and early, Jon, Jennifer and Sierra Sevilla, who've made voting a family affair. "We want to make sure we get heard," explained Jon, adding, "Of course, we all have our own opinions of things, so there were some things that we were kind of not agreeing on." Sierra added, "But that's the beauty because everyone gets to decide what they want and it's their own individual choice and they have to make that."

For the youngest voting Sevilla, it was her first time casting her vote on Guam. Sierra explains she had some jitters of her own, so she came prepared and did her homework. She said, "I didn't want to mess it up…before it was you can't crossover, whereas now you can. So we had a lot of conversations about that and just in general making sure I've done my research to pick the candidates I think that represent me and my views.

"These topics are very important to me so what candidates stand on these sides with it and so just kind of going off that. And listening to speeches and obviously there were ads - there was lots of ads, but just trying to vet them personally."

Mom and Dad meanwhile, share their biggest concerns as residents of one of the biggest, most populated villages on island. "Crime. More crime for us," they shared. "I think it's just a bit more dangerous nowadays. You just have to be careful out there and make sure that the people you vote in are the people that gives the best interests for everybody, and not just for me, not just individually, but as a whole - for Guam as a whole  - so that's the most important thing for us."

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