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Official Name/Status   All States
 The COMMONWEALTH of Northern Marianas
 Status: unincorporated TERRITORY
 part of United Nations TRUST TERRITORY OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS under United States Administration from 18 July 1947; Commonwealth-type government instituted, 1 January 1978
 COMMONWEALTH status achieved 3 November 1986 (official separation from the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands under US law, formally accepted by the UN on 22 December 1990)

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States):

Executive Branch   All States
Chief Executive
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2021 Office holders
  Governor (2010--): 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022
  Governor (2001-2009): 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2009. Territorial Governor
  Delegate to the House of Representatives: 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022. President George W. Bush signed S. 2739 on 8 May 2008 creating this office.

Legislative Branch   All States
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Judicial Branch   All States

Local Government
Incorporated Municipalities  All States

Statutory Election Information   All States
General Election   All States
  (--2009) First Saturday in November in odd-numbered years.
  (2009--) ... general elections shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in even numbered years ... [CNMI Election Law CHAPTER 5. Article 1. 6501.]
If-in an election for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor-no candidate receives more than one-half (1/2) of the total votes cast and counted, there shall be a runoff election fourteen (14) days after the Commonwealth Election Commission has certified the results of the general election ... The candidates who received the highest and second highest number of votes cast and counted in the general election shall compete in the runoff election. The candidates who receive more than half of the votes cast and counted in the runoff shall be declared the winner. [CNMI Election Law CHAPTER 5. Article 1. 6509.(a) and (b)]. Note: There is no runoff in 2018 but we have not found the appropriate statute.
Polling times   All States
  Polling places shall open at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the election and shall be kept open until 7:00 p.m. [PL 12-18, 2 (6522)][1 CMC 6522]

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Election Authority
  Commonwealth Election Commission
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  Democratic Party of the Northern Marianas
  CNMI Republican Party
Media & others
  Marianas Business Journal
  Marianas Variety
  Northern Mariana Islands News - World News Report
  Saipan Tribune

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