Torres-Palacios gets No. 1 slot on ballot



The GOP bet of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and running mate, Senate president Arnold I. Palacios, got the No. 1 slot on the ballot at the Nov. 6 election.

Former governor Juan B. Babauta and his running mate, Dr. Rita A. Sablan, who are independent candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, respectively, will be the No. 2 on the ballot.

This came after the Commonwealth Election Commission held a drawing of slots for all candidates last Friday. The respective committee-to-elect chairpersons picked up the number for the governor and lieutenant governor.

CEC election register clerk Robin Sablan said for the delegate position, Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Ind-MP) will be No. 1 on the ballot, while Rep. Angel A. Demapan (R-Saipan) will be No. 2.

Sablan said the slot drawing is important so they can now order the printing of ballots.

Meanwhile, Sablan said they will start receiving requests for absentee ballots on Aug. 23.

He said Oct. 12 is the last day 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

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