8,000 early voters so far; early voting closes in less than two weeks

By | October 18, 2020

A man takes a selfie in front of an election sign during village absentee voting at Okkodo High School in Dededo Oct. 17, 2020.

A little over 900 early voters showed up Saturday at the Guam Election Commission’s satellite site at Okkodo High School.

It was the last satellite site for voters, according to Election Commission Director Maria Pangelinan, but in-office absentee voting at the Election Commission office will continue through Oct. 30. 

Concerned with the possibility of large crowds spreading COVID-19 on Election Day, elected officials passed a law to allow early voting for 45 days before this year’s General Election.

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Early voting at the GEC office can be done from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents can call 477-9791 to make an appointment.

Voters will first go to a white tent outside of the GCIC Building in Hagåtña, where they will have their temperatures checked, answer a few health questions and sanitize their hands. They’ll then be directed to take the elevator up to the third floor.

For those with mobility issues, curbside voting is available. 

The deadline for voter registration is Oct. 23. Until then, residents can also register to vote and vote early at the same time, Pangelinan said. 

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