04 Apr 2018
- By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
THE Commonwealth Election Commission has updated its list of registered voters, removing 39 names of those who have passed away.
CEC Executive Director Julita Villagomez said the updated list showed that as of March 28, 2018 there were 16,657 registered voters in the CNMI.
She said of this number, 13,184 were from Saipan and the Northern Island; 1,642 from Tinian; and 1,831 from Rota.
Villagomez said the list-updating process and new voter registration will continue until September. The last day for registration is Sept. 7, 2018.
As for the CEC board, the current members are chairman pro tempore Jesus “Jess” Sablan and Patricia Mareham of Saipan, Esther Yatar and Leilanie Manglona of Rota, and Joseph Santos of Tinian.
The governor has to appoint another member for Tinian.
Villagomez said the previous member from Tinian, Donald Hofschneider resigned on Feb. 6, 2018. He did not specify his reason for resigning. His term was supposed to end on Oct. 18, 2020. He started serving the CEC board in 2008.
“The board members are waiting for another appointee from Tinian and once they are complete, then that’s the time they can elect a permanent chair and vice chair,” Villagomez said.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/103424-election-commission-updates-voter-list