Sen. Mary Camacho Torres, R-Santa Rita, is leading a charge to increase voter turnout among island residents with multiple pieces of legislation aimed at amending voter registration laws. Last month, Torres introduced Bills 23-32, 24-32 and 25-32 to the Legislature with a public hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning. “What I’m trying to do is essentially facilitate the registration process,” Torres said.
Bill 23 would remove the provision in current Guam law that requires residents to provide evidence of citizenship with either a birth certificate or passport when registering to vote. Upon registering, applicants would only have to include either their Guam driver’s license number, Guam identification card number or the last four digits of their social security number.
The bill also establishes an online voter registration system with the Guam Election Commission.