Voter registration drive at Saipan Southern High


The Commonwealth Election Commission is planning to do a voter registration drive at Saipan Southern High School in Koblerville in order to accommodate students who will be turning 18 years old on or before the Nov. 6, 2018, general election.

CEC administrative officer Kayla Igitol told Saipan Tribune Wednesday that the Saipan Southern High voter registration date is tentatively set at May 18.

Igitol said it was Nola Hix of the Marianas Young Professionals, or MYPros, who made the request to hold the voter registration drive at SSHS.

Igitol encouraged other private and public high schools to call CEC if they are also interested in having a voter registration at their schools.

“We want to reach out to private and public schools for voter registration,” she said, adding that CEC wants to increase the number of voters for this Nov. 6 election.

The registration will be open to the parents as well as other members of the community who want to register.

CEC reminded the students and members of the community to bring a copy of their birth certificate as certified by the court, a valid U.S. passport, or naturalization documents to show proof of their citizenship.

Meanwhile, Igitol reminded the public that the voter registration drive at the Kagman High School Library will be on April 13 between 11am and 3pm.

As of yesterday, there are 16,657 registered voters in the CNMI, including 145 new ones this year.

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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