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OPINION: New Claims and Objections method: A recipe for confusion and disenfranchisement

By Frantz Bollers The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will for the first time, come October 1, 2019, embark on a system of self-verification of the names of all persons on the preliminary voters list. The onus now is on the voter to produce his/her records to GECOM during the claims and objections period that begins on October 1. Perhaps in ...

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PPP elections commissioner plans to block house-to-house registration

Opposition-nominated elections commissioner, Robeson Benn has threatened to take Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield to court to block the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from conducting house-to-house registration. Through his Attorney-at-law, Anil Nandlall, Benn said house-to-house registration would introduce residency status as a new condition to be registered and that would result in thousands of overseas-based Guyanese being unable to vote. ...

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Harmon, Nandlall differ on house-to-house registration disenfranchising overseas-based Guyanese

The Guyana government on Friday rubbished claims that thousands of overseas-based Guyanese could be disenfranchised if their names are removed from the current voters’ list through house-to-house registration. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said overseas-based Guyanese could not be registered if they are not at their residences when enumerators of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) conduct registration. “If you reside ...

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