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Election commission receives over 900 requests for absentee ballots

THE Commonwealth Election Commission has already received over 900 absentee-ballot requests for the Nov. 6 general elections.

Robin Sablan, election register clerk, said as of Thursday, Sept. 13, the CEC had received a total of 914 requests for absentee ballots.

He said the number is expected to increase as the last day for sending requests for absentee ballots is not until Oct. 12.

The CEC has asked for a total of 22,000 ballots which will be printed in Nebraska and will cost some $40,000.

In related news, the start of the early voting for Northern Islands residents only is Sept. 22 while early voting for Saipan, Tinian and Rota will start on Oct. 30.

The last day for early voting is Nov. 5.