ElectionGudie

Nov. 6, 2018 Confirmed

Guam

Territory of Guam

Election for Liheslaturan Guåhan (Legislature of Guam)

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At stake in this election:    

  • 15 seats in the Legislature of Guam (Liheslaturan Guåhan)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Donald TRUMP
  • 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Democratic Party*
    • Leader: Jerry CRISOSTOMO
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: Republican Party*
    • Leader: Régine Biscoe LEE
    • Seats won in last election: 6

*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.)