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Nomination Day is April 7

Representatives of political parties at the meeting with GECOM officials to sensitize them about Nomination Day.

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally on Wednesday announced that April 7, 2015 would be Nomination Day for political parties to officially declare their interest and submit their list of candidates for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections.

“That Nomination Day I officially announce will be Tuesday April 7, 2015,” he told the opening session of a meeting with political parties at GECOM’s Command Centre, High Street, Kingston.

Representatives of A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change, People’s Progressive Party, Independent Party, Guyana National Congress, Theocracy Party, Guyana Small Man Party and Organisation for the Victory of the People were among those that participated in the meeting.

Nomination Day is when the Representatives of the Lists submit their candidates to GECOM at City Hall, Georgetown. “We hope and we expect that after this meeting you would be adequately informed about what you are required to do thereby contributing to smooth and efficient operations on Nomination Day and the following days leading to approvals of the list of candidates which you intend to submit,” he said.

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, meanwhile, announced that out of the Claims and Objections Exercise period there 3,800 new registrants and 6,900 transfers. “We are happy about that. It says to the Commission and to the Secretariat that the nation is responding to a request to be involved- all the processes require for the conduct of elections,” he said.

There are more than 500,000 eligible voters on the List of Electors.