The Guam Election Commission has continued to research programs suitable for the implementation of an online voter registration portal. That task began prior to the passage of two registration reform bills, which now await the governor’s approval. GEC Executive Director Maria Pangelinan said the commission has been researching programs since January when freshman Sen. Mary Camacho Torres, R-Santa Rita, introduced measures aimed at modernizing and streamlining Guam’s voter registration process.
Before GEC can rollout the online registration system, the commission needs to ensure the infrastructure of its website is secure when the group adopts and installs a program, Pangelinan said.
“We have to make sure the infrastructure, the security of the system, is such that we won’t jeopardize the voter registry,” she said.
Last Friday, lawmakers passed Bills 23-33 and 24-33 following a weeklong session at the Legislature where more than a dozen measures were deliberated and voted on.