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OAS election observers recommends “comprehensive” voter registration system to deal with bloated voters list

The Organisation of American States (OAS) Election Observation Mission is recommending “comprehensive” reform of Guyana’s voter registration system and house-to-house registration soon after the March 2, 2020, general election. The mission said house-to-house registration should be conducted at given periods. “Undertaking a House-to-House registration exercise at the earliest opportunity upon completion of the election and periodically thereafter,” states the Observer ...

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“Bloated” final voters list ready -elections commissioner

As the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) prepares to certify the final voters list, also called the Official List of Electors (OLE), containing 661,028 persons, at least one pro-coalition elections commissioner on Tuesday reiterated that the roll is bloated. “So, clearly we are going forward with a bloated list because there is no circumstance under which a population of 750,000 plus ...

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PPP wants second round of house-to-house verification of ‘not-found’ new registrants

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday said his party wants the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct another round of house-to-house verification in a last ditch effort to find 6,534 registrants before the final voters’ list is prepared. “There could be a process of revisiting them before the OLE (Original List of Electors) ...

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“I ruled in the interest of transparency” for field verification of registrants – GECOM Chairman

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, Claudette Singh on Wednesday defended her decision to vote in favour of field verification of so far 16,000 registrants before they are included in the National Register of Registrants (NRR). “I ruled in the interest of transparency and because I would like a credible list…I would like all to have a level playing field ...

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BREAKING: GECOM agrees to house-to-house verification of 20,000 registrants

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday agreed, by a split decision, to conduct house-to-house verification of the names of more than 20,000 new registrants. “We just had a decision where there will be a verification exercise by the Guyana Elections Commission and stakeholders in respect of 20,556 names of persons who have been suggested to be placed on the ...

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GECOM Chairman defends verification process for registrants who haven’t collected national ID cards

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh says the 19,502 registrants, who have not collected their national identification cards, are being asked to prove they exist in keeping with the law. Justice Singh says the National Registration Act is being used to ask those persons to prove their existence by presenting a birth certificate, valid Guyana passport, certificate ...

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25,000 persons risk being barred from voting if they don’t collect national ID cards

The chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh on Tuesday ruled that more than 25,000 persons who have not collected their national identification (ID) cards will be given 21 days to do so failing which their names would be struck off the voters list and they would not be allowed to vote. Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-aligned elections ...

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9,500 eligible voters transfer home addresses ahead of general elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says almost 4,000 additional persons have been registered and more than 9,500 eligible voters have transferred their home addresses, as the claims and objections period winds down. Spokeswoman for the electoral management agency, Yolanda Ward says 3,924 persons have added their names to the National Register of Registrants and will be qualified to vote – ...

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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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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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