THE Umatac Mayor’s Office will be used for voting, Guam Election Commission Executive Director Maria Pangelinan announced yesterday.
Pangelinan met with Umatac Mayor Dean Sanchez yesterday to discuss possible polling sites. It was finally agreed upon to use the mayor’s office.
Mayor Sanchez has agreed to be away from the office on the day of the election until all the ballots have been removed from the location. There are 892 registered voters in Umatac.
A polling location for Umatac was the major concern at the Guam Election Commission meeting held Monday evening.
The traditional location, F.Q. Sanchez Elementary School, could not accommodate the needs and regulations for a voting place since there is no electrical wiring or running water.
In addition, district registration for voting and decolonization at all mayors’ offices will begin tomorrow, Aug. 2 and continue to Aug. 22. The times for registration will be from 4 to 8 p.m.
The primary election will take place on Saturday, Sept. 1. Citizens have 10 days before the primary election to register.
In-office absentee voting will also begin today and continue until Aug. 22.
According to GEC, voters who are eligible for in-office absentee voting are those who cannot vote on the set date due to the conduct of business or due to necessary travel; illness or physical disability; service in the armed forces or merchant marine; employment with the territory of Guam; attendance at an institution of learning; employment in the service of the United States or any federal agency; or the accompanying of a spouse who is engaged in any of the listed activities.