The Commonwealth Election Commission so far recorded more than 16,000 voters registered for this year's mid-term elections, based on the agency's website as of Aug. 13.
Total registered voters on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota is 16,365 as of Monday, of which Saipan posted the highest number of registered voters at 13,386. Tinian recorded 1,405 voters, while Rota so far has 1,574.
This week's voters' statistics show a slight increase from last month which recorded 16,114 registered voters from the three islands.
For Saipan's district 1, total registered voters is 4,409 comprised of the following: 826 in San Antonio; 2,532 in San Vicente; and 1,051 in Koblerville.
For district 2, which covers Chalan Kanoa and Susupe areas, registered voters totaled 1,352 as of Monday. For district 3, the election commission noted 3,335 voters of which 2,442 hail from Garapan and 893 live in Oleai.
The four areas in district 4 recorded 1,730 total registered voters so far including Tanapag with 619 voters, San Roque with 572, Capitol Hill with 412, and Northern Islands with 127.
For district 5 which covers areas and villages in Kagman, total registered voters so far is 2,530.
Meantime, Tinian recorded 1,405 total registered voters to date, while Rota posted 1,574 registered voters.
According to election commission executive director Robert A. Guerrero, the agency also posted so far 4,675 in the Northern Marianas Descent Registry to date. He stressed that only those NMDs who are eligible to vote on Nov. 6 can be added to the voters' statistics of the agency.
Under election law, individuals who wish to vote for the mid-term elections have until 60 days to register before the election day, or until Sept. 7.
Guerrero said the agency is planning to do a weekly update on the voters' statistics which can be found in the agency's website (www.votecnmi.gov.mp). In preparation for the elections on Nov. 6, he said the election commission will print 17,500 ballots including those for absentee voters.
The CNMI mid-term elections is set on Nov. 6 this year where 20 seats in the House of Representatives; three seats in the Senate; three seats for Board of Education; all positions at the municipal councils; and one position for U.S. delegate to U.S. Congress are up for grabs.
The election commission said a total of 78 filed petitions for candidacy but these have not been yet certified to date as official candidates because the election commission board lost its quorum last week.