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Guam - The Guam Election Commission met again Wednesday evening as the pace or preparations for the November 6th election pick up.
GEC Executive Director Maria Pangelinan says they have begun printing ballots and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting [UOCAVA] ballots will be mailed out Friday.
However, she says, the ballots for the non-partisan race, that is the Public Auditor ballot, has not been printed yet. It is being revised to remove the name of former Governor Carl Gutierrez who has withdrawn from the race.
Meanwhile, Pangelinan says GEC is working with GovGuam officials to identify extra funds needed from its Fiscal Year 2013 budget to cover the cost of this year's General Election. Extra funds are needed to pay for the cost of conducting the for-profit Bingo referendum.
The cost of the General Election is over $250 thousand dollars and Pangelinan is hoping lapsed funds can be used to cover the difference.
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“We're pretty open as to what we have incurred for the Primary and we will do the same for the General” said Pangelinan. And because it's the new Fiscal Year I will work closely with Department of Administration and BBMR to ensure it runs smoothly.”
The Election Commission is still accepting arguments, pro and con, on the Legalization of Bingo Act, through September 22. And Pangelinan says GEC is still looking for more precinct officials. To apply or for more information, log on to gec.guam.gov .
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