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NMC Students to Conduct Opinion Survey on Saipan Casino Issue (October 14, 2011)

Students of Northern Marianas College instructor Sam McPhetres’s Current Issues in the CNMI course are inviting CNMI voters to participate in a public opinion survey about the legalization of a casino industry in Saipan on Friday, November 4, 2011.

The aim of the survey is to provide data on how many individuals support or oppose the legalization of a casino industry on the island. The results from the survey, however, will be non-binding. This means that these results will not affect any prospective law or policy regarding the issue. Although the results will be non-binding, it can assist the leaders of the CNMI in deciding whether to propose any law or policy regarding casinos.

Those registered to vote in the CNMI will be eligible to participate in this survey. For those who have not registered to vote, the deadline to register to vote and still be able to participate in the survey is Friday, October 21, 2011, at the Commonwealth Election Commission. This October 21 deadline is only applicable to those who wish to participate in the survey.

Voters who are unable to take the survey on Friday, November 4, 2011, can take the survey earlier on Wednesday, November 2, and Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 8am to 12pm at the NMC As Terlaje campus in Room D-1.

Those who wish to take the survey on Friday, November 4, 2011, (8am ” 5pm) will take the survey at a designated location, which is assigned based on village of residence and voting precinct.

San Antonio
San Vicente
Koblerville
Precinct 1A
Precinct 1B
Precinct 1C
NMC Campus (Bldg. D, Room 1)
Susupe
Chalan Kanoa
Oleai
Garapan
Precinct 2
Precinct 2
Precinct 3A
Precinct 3A
Multi-Purpose Center (Susupe)
Tanapag
San Roque
Capitol Hill
Northern Islands
Precinct 4A
Precinct 4B
Precinct 4C
Precinct 4D
Legislature Lobby Area (Capitol Hill)
Kagman Precinct 5 Kagman Community Center

Survey participants are also asked to present a valid form of identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.

For inquiries or more information, contact Sam McPhetres at 234-5498 ext. 1204.



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