Elections in Guam

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Elections in Guam gives information on election and election results in Guam.

Guam elects on territorial level a governor and a legislature with the governor elected for a four-year term by the people. The Legislature of Guam has fifteen members elected at large in an open primary for two year terms.

The island also holds both Democratic and Republican presidential caucuses every election year, and conducts a straw poll to coincide with the U.S. general election, even though Guam's votes do not officially count in presidential races.

Guam has a multi-party system, with two strong parties.

Latest elections

2014 general election

Republican Eddie Calvo was re-elected governor with 64% of the vote. Democrats retained control of the island's legislature.

2016 presidential election

Hillary Clinton received nearly 60% of the vote in Guam's Democratic caucus, yielding her nine out of the island's 12 delegates. Donald Trump won all of Guam's nine delegates in the GOP caucus.

Clinton won the straw poll conducted in November. It was the first time since 1984 that Guam's straw poll failed to predict the results of the election on the mainland.

2016 House election

Madeleine Bordallo was re-elected as Guam's nonvoting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

2016 legislative election

Democrats retained control of Guam's legislature.

Past elections

See also

External links

  • Guam Election Commission
  • Adam Carr's Election Archive


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