Total number of voters at 16,583 so far

Roll of new voters at 528

A total of 490 persons, mostly those who had just graduated from high school, joined the roster of new Commonwealth voters last year.

According to Commonwealth Election Commission executive director Julita Villagomez, about 38 more registered in January 2018, bringing the number of new voters to 528.

As of early this week, there are now 13,116 registered voters on Saipan and the Northern Islands, 1,643 on Tinian, and 1,824 on Rota—for a total of 16,583 registered voters in the CNMI, Villagomez said

On Saipan, the most number of registered voters are from San Vicente, which has 2,435. Garapan closely follows with 2,422 registered voters.

There were a total of 17,928 registered voters in the 2016 general election.

This Nov. 6, 2018, general election will include the selection of a governor and lieutenant governor.

The commission opened the registration period a week after the November 2016 election. The deadline to register is Sept. 7, 2018.

Villagomez encourages eligible persons to register now while there are no lines.

To register, CEC just needs either a valid U.S. passport or a copy of one’s birth certificate.

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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