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 Donald TRUMP
- Head of Government: Governor Eddie Baza CALVO
- 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.
Main candidates/parties in the electoral race:
- Candidate: Michael F.Q. SAN NICOLAS
- Party: Democratic Party*
- Candidate: Doris Flores BROOKS
- Party: Republican Party*
*Both parties in Guam are affiliated with their respective US national parties.
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 165,718 (2018 est.)
- Registered Voters: 49,699 (2014)
- Female Population: 81,835 (2018 est.)
- Is Guam a signatory to CEDAW: Yes – via the United States (17 July 1980)
- Has Guam ratified CEDAW: No – via the United States
- Gender Quota: No
- Female candidates in this election: Yes
- Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5
- Human Development Index Position: United States – 13 (2018)
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A
- Is Guam a signatory to CRPD: Yes – via the United States (30 July 2009)
- Has Guam ratified CRPD: No – via the United States
- Population with a disability: 24,268 (2018 est.)