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.
- 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:
- Candidate: Madeleine Mary Zeien BORDALLO
- Party: Democratic Party*
- Candidate: Margaret McDonald Glover METCALFE
- Party: Republican Party*
*Both parties in Guam are affiliated with their respective US national parties.
- 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: