ElectionGudie

Nov. 6, 2018 Confirmed

37,386
Voted
Guam

Territory of Guam

Election for Non-Voting Delegate to US House of Representatives

More Info:

At stake in this election:    

  • The 1 non-voting delegate seat in the United States (US) House of Representatives (“Washington Delegate”)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Donald TRUMP
  • Head of Government: Governor Eddie Baza CALVO
  • 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 non-voting delegate (“Washington Delegate”) to serve a 2-year term in the US House of Representatives.

Main candidates/parties in the electoral race:

*Both parties in Guam are affiliated with their respective US national parties.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 165,718 (2018 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 49,699 (2014)

Gender Data:  

  • Female Population: 81,835 (2018 est.)
  • Is Guam a signatory to CEDAW: Yes – via the United States (17 July 1980)
  • Has Guam ratified CEDAW: No – via the United States
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5
  • Human Development Index Position: United States – 13 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A 

Disability Data:  

  • Is Guam a signatory to CRPD: Yes – via the United States (30 July 2009)
  • Has Guam ratified CRPD: No – via the United States
  • Population with a disability: 24,268 (2018 est.)