A lawsuit against the Guam Election Commission alleging it violated several local laws was dismissed in the Superior Court of Guam on Monday. Former Democratic Party Executive Director Carlo Branch in January 2011 sued the Election Commission, saying it had violated Guam open government laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The case went before Judge Arthur Barcinas in November last year and the decision to dismiss the case was made on April 22.
Branch declined to comment on the decision.
When Branch filed the lawsuit in 2011, he said he filed it to bring accountability to the GEC.
Branch alleged the Election Commission failed to properly announce meetings through local media and failed to provide a phone number for a specialist who could help disabled residents attend meetings. Both actions are required by the open government law, he said.