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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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Chief Elections Officer says elections possible in March; PPP demands polls in November

The Chief Elections Officer and team on Friday told the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission that the earliest the machinery can be ready for general elections is next year March. The government-nominated elections commissioners appear not to be challenging that timeframe. Vincent Alexander, one of the three government-nominated election commissioners says he will not object to a March timeframe. “I have ...

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GECOM divided on merging voter registration data; Jamaican assistance sought on fingerprint verification

Guyana’s electoral commissioners representing the governing coalition and the opposition were Wednesday at odds over whether the names of about 300,000 persons collected during the month-long house-to-house registration exercise can be merged with the existing National Register of Registrants (NRR). The governing A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC)-nominated elections commissioner Vincent Alexander said after listening to arguments ...

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House-to-house registration to end on August 31

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh has ordered that the now more-than-one-month-old house-to-house registration will come to an end on Saturday, August 31 and the data would be merged. “Cognizant of all that has transpired over the past months, GECOM has an obligation to produce a credible Official List of Electors (OLE) in the ...

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GECOM in stalemate on house-to-house registration after High Court decision

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday ended with no clear direction on whether house-to-house registration should be scrapped to pave the way for general elections to be held swiftly or it should be used along with another mechanism to create a voters’ list. “I hate to disappoint you again this afternoon but we have not reached any meaningful ...

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PPP presses for elections in October

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday believed that the governing coalition’s plot to “sanitise” his party’s supporters from the voters’ list has been foiled by a recent High Court ruling that no one can be removed from the National Register of Registrants. “They wanted to sanitise a lot of us from the list so when election day comes a lot ...

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General elections likely in December -WPA

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Friday said it gleaned that general elections could be held in December, based on the house-to-house registration schedule and preparations for the polls. Executive member, David Hinds said if the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) sticks to its calendar for house-to-house registration, which began on July 20, to be completed by October followed by claims ...

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GECOM awaits written High Court decision; 230,000 registered so far

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday did not discuss the implications of the High Court judgement on house-to-house registration and related matters because commissioners were yet to obtain a copy of the written decision by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire, an elections commissioner said. Government-appointed elections commissioner, Vincent Alexander expected the seven-member body to meet again by Monday before GECOM ...

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WPA calls on PPP to extend life of government ahead of poll preparations

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA), a vocal member of the governing coalition, on Thursday urged the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to agree to an extension of the deadline by which general elections ought to be held, in the wake of Wednesday’s High Court ruling that blessed the constitutionality of house-to-house registration. “The WPA calls on the PPP to acknowledge ...

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