Record-breaking 18,004 voters so far


Kayla Igitol

As of yesterday, a record-breaking total of 18,004 individuals are registered voters in the CNMI for the Nov. 6 general election, according to Commonwealth Election Commission administrative officer Kayla Igitol.

Igitol said the number is expected to further increase as the last day for voter’s registration is Sept. 7.

She disclosed that for Saipan there are 14,354 registered voters, and for Tinian there are 1,707, while for Rota there are 1,943, or for a total of 18,004.

A then record-breaking 17,740 registered voters in the CNMI was posted in the 2014 general election. But the 2014 record was wiped out as there were 17,930 registered voters at the Nov. 2016 general election.

Igitol attributed the breaking-record number of registered voters at this year’s election due to their outreach voter registration drive at 14 different locations and events on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

Igitol said another factor is that candidates are bringing in voters.

Meanwhile, Igitol reminded the candidates and their campaign treasurers yesterday that the workshop about campaign financial disclosure will be this Tuesday, July 31, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

CEC and the Office of the Public Auditor will conduct the workshop at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe.

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

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