The Commonwealth Election Commission board, led by board chair Jesus I. Sablan, certifies as true and accurate the tabulation of ballots for the special election after the manual counting at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. (Photos by Ferdie de la Torre)
Commissioners of the Commonwealth Election Commission manually tabulate the ballots.
Voters walk to a designated polling place at Oleai Elementary School.
Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and his brother Vincent Torres join Marco Taisakan Peter, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Robert Guerrero, lawyer Viola Alepuyo, and chief of staff Angel Demapan at the Republican Party’s tent in Garapan.
Donald Cabrera Barcinas of the Democratic Party joins a group photo with the CNMI’s first governor, Carlos S. Camacho, lawyer Stephen Woodruff, some family members and supporters.
Independent candidate David Castro Sablan, his family, and supporters during a roadside waving near Garapan Elementary School.
Independent Mariano DLG Fajardo displays his campaign banner.
Marco Taisakan Peter handily wins the special election.
Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a veteran journalist who has covered all news beats in the CNMI. Born in Lilo-an, Cebu City in the Philippines, De la Torre graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a recipient of many commendations and awards, including the CNMI Judiciary’s prestigious Justice Award for his over 10 years of reporting on the judiciary’s proceedings and decisions. Contact him at email@example.com
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