Nine candidates are vying in the first congressional election for the Northern Marianas.
CNMI will elect its first non-voting delegate to Congress in the November the 4th general elections.
At present CNMI is the only US territory without a delegate to Congress.
It has a resident representative in Washington, D.C.
Seven candidates are running as independents.
The Republican and Democratic parties each have a candidate.
The current CNMI resident representative in Washington D.C. Pete Tenorio is running.
Others making a bid for Congress are former Judge, Juan Lizama, Senator Luis Crisostimo, and high school teacher John Davis.