At stake in this election:
- 15 seats in the Legislature of Guam (Liheslaturan Guåhan)
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: President Barack OBAMA (since 20 January 2009)
- Head of Government: Governor Eddie Baza CALVO (since 3 January 2011)
- 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 nonvoting delegate (“Washington Delegate”) to serve a 2-year term in the US House of Representatives.
- On Tuesday 4 November 2014, there will be an election for the Legislature of Guam (Liheslaturan Guåhan).[i]
Main parties in the electoral race:
- Party: Democratic Party*
- Leader: Rory J. RESPICIO
- Seats won in last election: 9
- Party: Republican Party*
- Leader: Mike BENITO
- Seats won in last election: 6
*Both parties in Guam are affiliated with their respective US national parties.
- The last election to the Legislature of Guam was on 6 November 2012.[ii] The Democrats won 9 seats, while the Republicans won 6 seats.[iii] Results can be found here.
Population and number of registered voters: