18,903 registered voters in CNMI

This year’s number of registered voters may break the all-time high record of 18,914 during the 2018 election

As of 3:30pm yesterday, the Commonwealth Election Commission said there were 18,903 registered voters in the CNMI for the Nov. 8 general elections.

The number of registered voters for this year’s election is only 12 voters shy to surpass the highest ever recorded of 18,914, which was during the 2018 elections.

Commonwealth Election Commission administrative specialist Ambrosio Joaquin “A.J.” Lisua said yesterday that this Friday is the last day to register in order to be eligible to vote for the Nov. 8 general elections.

Last June, there were 18,097 registered voters in the CNMI. CEC then kicked off series of voter registration drives in the villages on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota to increase that number.

At the November 2020 general elections, CEC reported a total of 18,519 registered voters in the CNMI.

As this developed, as of yesterday CEC’s absentee voter listing showed 360 absentee voters.
CEC executive director Kayla S. Igitol earlier disclosed that they are frequently updating the list as registration continues to come in.

CEC commenced accepting request for absentee ballots last Aug. 25.
Oct. 14 is the deadline for application for absentee voting by electronic/mail.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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