For Candidates


Chapters 1, 6, 8, 9, 15, and 17 of the Guam Code Annotated’s Title 3:Elections are specific to governing electoral candidates during times of election . There are also General Administrative Rules and Regulations that cover these laws’ implementation.

Candidate Election packets will be available by January 29, 2016. The Primary Election filing deadline is June 28, 2016. All affidavits, forms, etc. will be made available by the GEC. Petitions can now be picked up at our office and may require a signature of record for its release.

Thank you for you interest in the electoral processes of Guam. If you have further inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Filing for Candidacy

2016 Election Candidate Packets are released by January 29, 2016

Petitioners should ensure that only registered voters sign petitions.

Prior to filing nominating petitions, know that the following must be completed, as follows:

  • Filing fee – $100.00 (Request receipt when filing)
  • Certification of Qualifications
  • Nominating Petitions
  • Financial Disclosure Statement (If required)
  • Organizational Report
  • Candidate’s Information Card
  • Police Clearance
  • Court Clearances (2 – U.S. District Court & Superior Court of Guam)
  • Signed affidavit attesting that the candidate has not been convicted for a felony or misdemeanor in any State or Territory of the United States, or foreign country (3 GCA § 6110 ).

Filing deadline for candidates of the 2016 Primary Election is on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Guam Election Commission would like to invite all potential candidates to attend a Candidate Seminar available on the following dates:


Tuesday, February 2, 2016               2:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday, February 3, 2016         4:30pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2016              2:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday, February 10, 2016     4:30pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, February 23, 2016            2:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday, February 24, 2016     4:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, March 9, 2016          4:30pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, March 15, 2016              2:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday, May 11, 2016             4:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, June 8, 2016             4:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, July 6, 2016              4:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, August 10, 2016        4:30pm-7:30pm

It is incumbent upon all prospective candidates to read, understand, and comply with the provisions of the Election Laws of Guam. All required forms may be obtained at the Guam Election Commission’s office.