About This Website

Hafa Adai, Users,

This website is built with you, the Guam electorate, in mind. As its architect, I did in-depth data mining for the keywords you search the Web for on a regular basis in regard to the services provided by the Guam Election Commission. The result will be found here in the form of posts and pages matching those results. The following is a simplified example of the frequency that searches are performed for the keyword “Guam election(s)”. Enjoy.

In addition, you will also find the following information pursuant to Chapter 10: Sunshine Reform Act of 1999 found in Title 5: Government Operations of the Guam Code Annotated (see 5GCA-Ch10 from the Compiler of Laws website).

 

§ 10306. Information Required.

The following information must be posted, at a minimum, on each official website or homepage required pursuant to Section 10305 above.

(a) Notice of all meetings, hearings and public events as required by public law and for such duration as required by public law and containing such information as is required by public law.

(b) The official name of the department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation in both English and Chamorro, the email address, public phone numbers, mailing address and physical location of the department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation.

(c) The names and titles of the Director, Deputy Director or official in charge of the department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation, as appropriate, as well as the names and titles of the administrators of each and all offices, programs, services, units or divisions under its purview, and the  names of all board members of every board or commission associated with or appurtenant thereto, and an organizational chart demonstrating the relationships between all, as relevant.

(d) A list of all fees charged for any services.

(e) All rules and regulations in force as promulgated by the department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation, or links thereto, as well as all proposed rules and regulations, or amendments thereto, as are progressing through the administrative adjudication process as detailed in the Administrative Adjudication Act.

(f) The budget for the department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation as is in force and approved by I Liheslaturan Guåhan or the governing board as appropriate, as well as the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and in such form as is submitted to or approved by I Liheslaturan Guåhan or the governing board as appropriate, and all expenditures of the department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation, such entries to be updated on a quarterly basis.

(g) The awardee, amount, duration and a general description of all contracts of any nature as entered into by the department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation, such entries to be updated on a quarterly basis.

(h) The amount of and a general description of all grants received by the department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation.

(i) The hours of operation of the department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation, and all programs, units or services under its purview.

(j) A general description of the areas of responsibility of the department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation, and all offices, programs, services, units or divisions under its purview, as well
as any public reports, studies and publications as the public might expect access to under Guam law.

(k) The results of audits, or links thereto, of the department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation, or any component or service of same.

(l) In the case of a department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation that generates its own income through fees for services or other fees, an annual statement detailing collection and income derived from such fees.

(m) All blank applications and other forms for services, licenses, government benefits, etc., of all agencies, autonomous agencies, public corporations and instrumentalities of the government of Guam. In the event that the nature of a form or application prevents it from being posted (such as carbon copy forms), the agency shall state on its website the reasons that such form cannot be posted. To the extent possible and practical, the agencies shall make the forms available in fillable/ savable/printable Adobe portable document format (PDF). Notwithstanding the requirements, supra, of this Subsection; the Unified Judiciary shall within its rule-making authority determine which documents shall be posted on its website and the form and manner in which such documents are to be posted. Nothing in this Section shall be construed as limiting the information that a department, agency, autonomous agency or public corporation may provide to the general public via a homepage or website.

– The above is excerpted from Chapter 10 of Title 5 of the Guam Code Annotated