Candidate packets will be available beginning Friday, January 7, 2022. Please complete the form below to request a packet. The requested packet will be emailed to the address indicated in the request form. Please allow one business day to receive your requested packet. You may contact the GEC at (671) 477-9791 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or require additional information.
Individuals who require hard copy packets may visit the GEC Office on the second floor of the Oka Building on Farenholt Avenue in Tamuning.
For the Primary Election, candidate packets may be filed from April 19, 2022 to June 28, 2022 for the offices of Governor & Lieutenant Governor, Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, Senators of the 37th Guam Legislature, and Attorney General of Guam. Candidate packets and additional nominating petitions will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on June 28, 2022.
For the General Election, candidate packets may be filed from July 1, 2022 – September 9, 2022 for the offices of Guam Education Board Members and Consolidated Commission on Utilities Commissioners. Candidate packets and additional nominating petitions will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on September 9, 2022.
The GEC encourages all candidates and their treasurers to attend a candidate seminar held in the GEC Conference Room on the second floor of the Oka Building on Farenholt Avenue in Tamuning. Candidate seminars cover a number of topics relative to running for public office such as the filing process and campaign finance mandates.
Please call the GEC at (671) 477-9791 to schedule your attendance as seating is limited.
|Wednesday, January 26, 2022||5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, January 27, 2022||2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m|
|Wednesday, February 9, 2022||5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, February 10, 2022||2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m|
|Wednesday, March 9, 2022||5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 10, 2022||2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m|
|Wednesday, April 13, 2022||5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 14, 2022||2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m|
|Wednesday, May 11, 2022||5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, May 12, 2022||2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m|
|Wednesday, June 8, 2022||5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, July 13, 2022||5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, July 14, 2022||2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.|
All candidates, committees supporting candidates, committees campaigning for or against measures/candidates on the ballot are required to file an Organizational Report with the GEC within 10 days of spending or receiving more than $250 toward their campaign. Please note that expenditures of the candidate’s personal funds for campaign purposes are included in this filing threshold. Failure to file an Organizational Report may result in review and action by the GEC Board. If candidates do not spend or collect any funds toward their campaign, they are still required to file an Organizational Report on or before the day of filing for candidacy.
Candidates and committees are required by Guam law to promptly deposit campaign contributions in a financial institution. Campaign funding is not required to be reported to the Department of Revenue and Taxation and is not taxable but must be reported to the GEC. Campaign bank accounts can only be established after the filing of an Organizational Report with the GEC as financial institutions require Organizational Reports to establish campaign-specific accounts.
Election Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reports are also required of all candidates, committees supporting candidates, and committees campaigning for or against measures/candidates on the ballot. Please see the filing deadlines listed in the table below.
Candidates and treasurers may call (671) 477-9791 or email email@example.com if they have any questions specific to spending and receiving campaign funds throughout the 2022 Elections.
Police and Court Clearances
All candidates are required to submit a police clearance issued by the Guam Police Department, a court clearance issued by the Superior Court of Guam, and a records search issued by the District Court of Guam. These clearances must be certified by each respective agency and the certification must not be more than thirty (30) days from the date of filing for candidacy.
Campaign Signs: 21 GCA § 61541
In Residential and Agricultural zones, Commercial zones, and Industrial zones: political signs that advocate for or against candidates, or other matters to be considered by the electorate; can be posted provided that such signs shall only be posted on private property.
If such private property is adjacent to any roadway, political signs shall be at least eight (8) feet from the paved portion of the roadway, and posted in such a manner that would not impede traffic or a driver’s visibility.
Political sign means (i) all free-standing billboards, posters, banners, or displays that advocate a candidate for political office or (ii) any matter to be presented to the electorate for vote, and (iii) all items put on property to erect or secure the billboard, poster, banner, or display in place, including rebars and wires.
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any political sign used in connection with roadside waving on property by person(s) who actively attend said roadside waving.
Pursuant to 3 GCA § 17120, campaign signs must include the true name and address of the candidate, committee, person, or political party that funded it.