29 Aug 2008

Number of registered voters on Guam hits a low

5:55 pm on 29 August 2008

The number of registered voters on Guam has fallen to its lowest level in 14 years.

The Pacific Daily News reports that there will be fewer than 49,000 voters eligible to vote in the territory's September the 6th primary election.

That will be 3,700 fewer registered voters than 2004, the last non-gubernatorial election cycle.

The reported primary reason for the drop in registered voters is the decline in voting in the past two elections.

Guam law requires the voting rolls to be purged of registered voters who do not participate in two consecutive elections.