Haidee V Eugenio Pacific Daily News Published 3:04 AM EDT Mar 19, 2019 Mayors on Tuesday got a crash course on election law when they were surprised to learn that Guam law requires that a person must vote in the municipality or village where he actually lives. Guam Election Commission executive director Maria Pangelinan told mayors that those who vote in a village where they don’t currently live are opening themselves up to a legal challenge, and the vote may not be counted at all. More: Mayors say trash citations ‘waste of time’, look to other options More: Mayors prepare for Liberation, with no answer to gambling question Pangelinan said it’s crucial that mayors help the Election Commission spread the word, to ensure a smooth election in 2020, when mayoral seats are up for grabs. Voting where you live Some mayors even asked Pangelinan whether voting where you live is actually in the law or just a standard policy that the Election Commission implements. The election law’s chapter 3 on voter registration requires voting in the municipality where the person actually lives. Mayors Council of Guam president and Dededo Mayor Melissa Savares said she’s been made aware of residents who, for example,… Read full this story
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