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Organisation : Guam Election Commission
Facility : Absentee Voting
Territory : Guam

Absentee Voting Application Form : https://www.electionin.org/uploads/785-EC23-ABSENTEEAPPLICATIONSE2015.pdf
Home Page : http://gec.guam.gov/

Absentee Voting :
Conditions Upon the Right to Vote :
Any qualified voter of the territory of Guam may, as provided in this Chapter and subject to the conditions of this Section, vote at any election by absentee ballot if he will be prevented from personally going to the polls and voting on election day because of :
(a) The conduct of his business or due to other necessary travel, or
(b) Illness or physical disability, or
(c) Service in the Armed forces or Merchant Marine of the United States, or
(d) Employment with the government of Guam, or
(e) Attendance at an institution of learning, or
(f) Employment in the service of the United States or any Federal agency, or
(g) Accompanying a spouse who is engaged in any activity listed (a-f), above

If you are requesting for an absentee ballot please follow the following steps :
Step 1. Print out the Absentee Application
Step 2. Fill out the Application, and sign the affirmation on both the first and second page
** Please insure to indicate a Email address if available
** Please insure handwriting is legible
Step 3. Please mail your application to
P.O. Box BG
Hagatna Gu, 96932
You may also scan your application and Email it to the GEC at VoteAbsentee@gec.guam.gov

Home Bound Voters :
All applicants for the 2015 Special Election must be a registered voter of the district of Agat
Step 1. Print out the Absentee Application (view/download here)

Step 2. Fill out the Application, and sign the affirmation on both the first and second page
** Please ensure to indicate an email address if available.
** Please ensure the handwriting is legible.
** Please provide contact numbers as well as a point of contact.

Step 3. Please attach a map to your residence.
Step 4. Please mail your application to:
P.O. Box BG
Hagatna Gu, 96932
You may also scan your application and Email it to the GEC at VoteAbsentee@gec.guam.gov

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING :
ANY APPLICANT FROM OUTSIDE OF GUAM MUST COMPLETE THE BACK SIDE OF THIS APPLICATION; FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN THE DISAPPROVAL OF YOUR APPLICATION.

3 GCA §10103(c) Form of Application for Absentee Ballot. Any applicant who fails to complete document his or her application for a ballot in accordance with Commission regulations shall be denied a ballot, and his or her name will be stricken from the register of qualified voters in accordance with Chapter 3 of this Title.

3 GCA §10121 Challenges. The vote of any absent voter may be challenged for cause, and the precinct board shall determine, in accordance with the provisions of this Title, the legality of such ballot.

3 GCA §10123. Penalty for False Affidavit. Any person who willfully swear falsely to any affidavit prescribed in this Chapter shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 8 of this Title.

3 GCA § 9124. Overseas Citizens.:
(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of §9123 of this Chapter respecting residency, any citizen of the United States living outside of the United States shall be considered a resident of Guam and shall have the right to register according to the terms of this Chapter; provided, that

(1) Immediately before abandoning the Guam domicile, he or she would have met all qualifications except for the qualifications relating to minimum voting age;
(2) He or she has complied with all registration requirements;
(3) He or she does not maintain a domicile, is not registered to vote, and is not voting in any other U.S. jurisdiction; and,
(4) The overseas registrant maintains the intent to return to Guam.

(b) A person loses his or her residency on Guam if he or she applies to register to vote or votes in an election held in another. U.S. jurisdiction by absentee ballot or in person.

(c) No person who is registered to vote in another U.S. jurisdiction may vote in Guam until his or her name is removed or requested by the Commission to be removed from that jurisdiction’s election rolls. The Commission shall provide affidavit forms for the removal of names of voters from the election rolls of other U.S. jurisdictions.

(d) The rules herein shall be clearly displayed on every application for an absentee ballot, and at every registration and voting site on Guam.

3 GCA § 8306. Neglect or Failure to Return Ballot. Any person who, having procured an official ballot, willfully neglects or fails to cast or return the same in the manner as provided for in this Title, shall, unless otherwise provided, be guilty of a violation and be fined an amount not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). Any person who applies for an absent voter’s ballot and willfully neglects or fails to return the same shall also be deemed to have committed such an offense on Guam, and shall be guilty of a violation and be fined an amount not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).

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