CEC needs 94 poll workers for Nov. 6 election


The Commonwealth Election Commission needs 94 poll workers—47 each from the Republican Party and the Democratic Party—for the Nov. 6 general election.

CEC executive director Julita Arriola Villagomez said yesterday that the 94 poll workers must attend an orientation/workshop in order for them to qualify as poll workers.

Villagomez said the two political parties will be submitting a list of their prospective poll workers.

She said they need six poll workers for each of the 13 polling sites on Saipan, and six each for one polling place on Tinian and on Rota.

For the Northern Islands, CEC needs only four poll workers, or two each from the two political parties.

On Saipan, the election orientation will be at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe on Oct. 29 at 6pm.

On Tinian, the seminar will be at the Northern Marianas College-Tinian on Oct. 29 at 5:30pm. On Rota, it will held at NMC-Rota on Oct. 30 at 6pm.

At the orientation, CEC staff will brief poll workers on what to expect during election day and how to help those who need assistance, among other things, Villagomez said.

There will be a total of 13 polling places on Saipan because CEC added three more rooms, she said.

She said for Precinct 1B (San Vicente) there will now be two rooms at Dandan Middle School, and for Precinct 3B (Garapan area) there will be two rooms at Garapan Elementary School.

For Precinct 5 (Kagman area) there will also be two rooms at Kagman Elementary School.

The other polling places on Saipan are Precinct IA (San Antonio) at Hopwood Middle School, Precinct 1C(Koblerville) at Koblerville Youth Center, Precinct 2 (Chalan Kanoa/Susupe) at Joeten Kiyu Public Library, Precinct 3(A) (Oleai area) at Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium, Precinct 4(A) (Tanapag) at Tanapag Middle School, Precinct 4B(San Roque) at Gregorio T. Camacho Elementary School, and Precinct 4C (Capital Hill) at Jesus P. Mafnas Legislative Building.

On Tinian (Precinct 6), the polling place will be the Tinian Elementary School, while on Rota (Precinct 7), it will be the Northern Marianas College-Rota.

Meanwhile, the CEC board will hold a meeting today, Thursday, at CEC’s conference room at 1:30pm. Among the agenda are finalizing polling places, adoption of rules and regulations, and emergency regulations.

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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