ElectionGudie

Nov. 4, 2014 Held

37,373
Voted
Guam

Territory of Guam

Election for Non-Voting Delegate to US House of Representatives

Results

72%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:37,373
Valid Votes:37,373
Invalid Votes:0

Candidates:

Madeleine Z BORDALLO,20,693

57.86

Margaret G METCALFE14,956

41.82

More Info:

At stake in this election:    

  • The 1 non-voting delegate seat in the United States (US) House of Representatives (“Washington Delegate”)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Barack OBAMA (since 20 January 2009)
  • Head of Government: Governor Eddie Baza CALVO (since 3 January 2011)
  • Assembly: Guam has a unicameral Legislature of Guam (Liheslaturan Guåhan) with 15 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by an electoral college to serve a 4-year term.*
  • The Governor is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Legislature of Guam (Liheslaturan Guåhan) 15 members are elected by popular vote to serve 2-year terms.**

* Residents of unincorporated territories do not vote in elections for US president or vice president, however, they may vote in Democratic and Republican presidential primary elections.

**Residents also elect one non-voting delegate (“Washington Delegate”) to serve a 2-year term in the US House of Representatives.

Election Note:

  • On Tuesday 4 November 2014, there will be an election for the 1 non-voting delegate seats in the United States (US) House of Representatives.

Main candidates/parties in the electoral race:

*Both parties in Guam are affiliated with their respective US national parties.

Last election:

  • The last election for Guam’s non-voting delegate to the United States (US) House of Representatives was held on 6 November 2012.[i] Ms. BORDALLO, the Democratic candidate, won the election with 58 percent of the vote or 19,765 votes. Republican Frank Flores BLAS, Jr attained 38.14 percent of the vote or 12,995 votes.[ii] Results can be found here.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 161,001 (July 2014 est)[iii]
  • Registered Voters: 49,699 (Oct 2014)[iv]
 

[i] http://gec.guam.gov/2012/12/03/official-2012-general-election-results/

[ii] http://gec.guam.gov/2012/12/03/official-2012-general-election-results/

[iii] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gq.html

[iv] http://gec.guam.gov/2014/09/01/registered-voters-of-guam/