Tuesday, August 24, 2010

November 2010 Election

I'm passing on the following informative message (below) from our current representative to the US Congress, Gregorio (Kilili) Sablan.

Besides the election for his position, there are also three CNMI Constitutional amendments on the ballot. You can get some information about them from the MLSC blog, Day In Court. They are HLI 16-13, HLI 16-18, and HLI 17-1 (post pending).

On Tuesday, November 2 the people of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands elect their Delegate to the United States House of Representatives. It is an important election you should not miss.


Exercise your right to vote. Here’s how:

You are a registered voter if your name is in the voter list of the Commonwealth Election Commission. Click here.

Absentee Ballot
If you are registered voter who resides outside the Commonwealth, you must apply for an absentee voter ballot. Download the application form here. Then mail the completed form to:

The Commonwealth Election Commission
P.O. Box 500470

Saipan, MP 96950-0470

There is NO need to notarize your completed form. Your ballot will be mailed to you. This is important: Be sure your application includes the address where you want to receive your ballot. The ballot cannot be forwarded to another address; and the Election Commission cannot provide a replacement ballot if you change the address you put on your application.

You must be registered to vote; and voter registration ends September 3, 2010. If you have never registered or did not vote in the last election, you need to register. On Saipan go to the Commonwealth Election Commission in Susupe (formerly the U.S. Passport Office). Bring a copy of your birth certificate, current United States passport, or naturalization documents. The Election office is open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to download the Affidavit on Application for Voter Registration.

On Rota register with Ms. Lelanie I. Manglona or Ms. Josepha A. Barcinas. Tinian residents may register with Mr. Jose P. Kiyoshi or Mr. Donald M. Hofschneider. Residents of the Northern Islands register by contacting the Election Commission via the government radios maintained by EMO.

To register you must:

1. Be at least 18 years old on or before November 2, 2010;
2. Be domiciled in the Commonwealth;
3. Have resided in the Commonwealth for 120 days prior to the day of the election;
4. Not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction;
5. Not have been declared by a court to be judicially insane; and
6. Be either a citizen or national of the United States as defined in the Northern Mariana Islands Constitution.

For more information contact the Election Commission at 670-664-VOTE(8683) or info@votecnmi.gov.mp.

Remember: let your choice be counted.

Thanks, Kilili, for the clear and timely information.

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