GECOM to begin Claims and Objections on Oct. 1


The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will begin the next period of Claims and Objections from October 1.

Shortly after exiting GECOM’s weekly statutory meeting on Tuesday Commissioners told the media that a unanimous decision was taken to start the process which will last for 35 days after which the voters list will be prepared.

“We’ve determined that December 31st will be the qualifying date (for elections),” GECOM Commissioner, Vincent Alexander told the media.

Claims and Objections will allow persons above 18 years who are not on the National Register of Registrants to be registered.

It also allows persons to change their addresses and other details so that they can vote at the next General and Regional Elections.

Government nominated Commissioner, Vincent Alexander

The Commission currently has staff working three shifts to complete an encoding process for the merging of data from the house to house registration process with the National Register of Registrants (NRR).

“That process will conclude in sufficient time for the information to be available for use in cross-matching and some Claims and Objections, Alexander assured.

He said the Commission also decided that it will engage the United States and Commonwealth as advisors for GECOM.

President David Granger who on Tuesday met with his cabinet on a possible date for General and Regional Elections is expected to address the nation on Wednesday evening.

GECOM has indicated to the President that it will be ready to hold elections by the end of February.

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