GECOM says all voters must verify registration record during Claims and Objection

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The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in its latest statement on the Claims and Objections exercise, which is scheduled to commence on October 1, has announced that every person whose name appears on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) must verify their registration record.

This now means that the exercise is not only for those making claims and objections but for every citizen desirous of ensuring that they are listed on the final voter’s list.

GECOM said in its statement “every person whose name appear on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) must visit the Registration office in their respective area with their National Identification Card to verify their registration record in order to be included in the Official List of Electors (OLE).”

The countrywide exercise will be conducted at all GECOM Registration Offices and will conclude on November 18, 2019.

Persons have until November 11, 2019, to make a claim to be included on the list if they are a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalisation or registration, 18 years or older or will attain the age of eighteen by 31st December 2019.

A citizen of a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for a period of no less than one year preceding 31st December 2019 can also be registered to be on the list.

But even if you do not have a claim or objection, you are still required to visit the Registration office in their respective area with your National Identification Card to verify your registration record, according to GECOM.

The Commission also wishes to urge persons who require changes/corrections to their particulars and transfers in relation to their addresses to do the same when verifying their registration.

Objections against the inclusion of names on the PLE can be tendered to the Registration Officer of the Registration Area from 1st October 2019 to 18th November 2019.

Over the next few days, the Commission will set up temporary offices and mobiles countrywide to aid the efficient conduct of the exercise and will publish the full list of those offices to ensure applicants/registrants can access the office within close proximity to them to have their transaction done.

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