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GECOM discusses removing 20,000 names from national register; ticking off names of previously registered persons

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is discussing the possibility of removing the names of at least 20,000 persons from the National Register of Registrants (NRR) because they have not uplifted their national identification (ID) cards over the years, and also ticking off the names of thousands of others who were previously registered as part of a heightened vigilance. However, ...

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Recent voter registrants to be posted for claims/objections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has decided that a list of persons whose fingerprints were captured in the July-August house-to-house registration exercise will be posted up at a later date during the claims and objections period, an elections commissioner said Friday. The claims and objections period began on October 1 and will last for 49 days. The fingerprints of 370,000 ...

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GECOM revokes controversial claims and objections order and reverts to customary system

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday backed down from a gazetted plan for all eligible electors in the country to take their records to a commission location for verification, and instead reverted to the customary Claims and Objections process. GECOM Chairman, Justice (Rtd.) Claudette Singh’s National Registration (Residents) Order of September 26 had required all 646, 625 persons, once ...

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All persons on preliminary voters list must go to GECOM to verify their records

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday said all persons on the preliminary voters list must go to that body to verify their registration records. “During this exercise, every person whose name appear on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) must visit the Registration office in their respective area with their National Identification Card to verify their registration record in ...

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Coalition will accept general election results and won’t tolerate political unrest- Granger

Granger reacts to heckling: “I hope that the intellectual authors of the disorder would be able to stop what they have started.” Jagdeo to Granger: “ I don’t give a damn about your threat.” President David Granger on Thursday promised that the governing coalition would accept the results of the next general elections now widely expected any time after February, ...

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PPP election commissioners, Jagdeo justify no written proposal on readiness for November elections

Hours after refusing to divulge details of Wednesday’s meeting of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) , the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-nominated election commissioners said they did not submit a written proposal on the shortest possible time Guyanese could go to the polls for fear that that would have led to another delay in naming a date. At the ...

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GECOM Chair to inform President on election timeframe

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-aligned election commissioners said the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Claudette Singh will on Thursday at 10:30 am “render a decision” on a timeframe for the conduct of general and regional council elections. Sase Gunraj and Bibi Shadick declined to give any details. Shadick said the Chairman’s decision would essentially be “what she will tell ...

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GECOM appears nearer to fresh polling timeframe

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is Wednesday expected to decide on a new timeframe within which general and regional council elections could be held, paving the way for President David Granger to dissolve Parliament and name an election date. Election Commissioners from the opposition People’s Progressive Party and the governing coalition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) said ...

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GECOM seeks to shorten deadlines to hold elections this year – governing coalition

Top representatives of the governing coalition were told by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh that she hopes to be ready for elections late this year. Shortly after a meeting with the seven-member commission, leader of the coalition’s delegation, Volda Lawrence told reporters that GECOM would seek to shorten some administrative deadlines to be ...

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PPP likely to object to overseas printing of national ID cards

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday appeared poised to object to any idea of having Guyana’s national identification cards printed in Jamaica. Sources in that parliamentary opposition party told News-Talk Radio Guyana that to print Guyana’s national identification cards in Jamaica will be a backward step. The source says the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was unaware that the ...

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