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Guyana Politics: PPP challenges GECOM explanation on changes to particulars of 91,000 voters

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has challenged the legal basis for the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) changing of particulars of 91,000 electors stemming from the July-August house-to-house registration exercise, disagreeing that the information is unintentionally incorrect.

GECOM says the Commissioner of Registration, Keith Lowenfield, who is also the Chief Elections Officer, is legally empowered under Regulation 37 of the National Registration (Residents) Regulations Act to make any changes to any revised list within 21 days after certification once he is satisfied that any entry or omission in any list as revised is incorrect through inadvertence in the course of such revision.            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: GECOM’s Final Count for H2H Registration is 370,740

…GECOM to discuss results from fact-finding mission in Jamaican on merger

TODAY, the high-level team that journeyed to Jamaica on a fact-finding mission to assess the available options of cross-matching the data gathered from the just concluded House-to-House Registration with the National Register of Registrants Database, will deliver a presentation to Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on its findings.

On Monday, the Elections Commission’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) Yolanda Warde told the Guyana Chronicle that 370,740 Guyanese registered during the House-to-House Registration exercise which came to a close on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in keeping with a unilateral decision taken by the Chairman of GECOM, Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh, to shorten the period initially allotted for the exercise.            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: 50,000 registered during house-to-house registration

  • CEO says dogs set on some GECOM staffers

Lowenfield told reporters yesterday that there have been instances where persons have let loose dogs on enumerators and told GECOM staff that they will not be paid.  “We continue to have challenges in operationalising the event.      Continue reading

PPP stages countrywide protests against House-to-House registration

 – Intensifies call for elections by September 18

Scenes from yesterday’s protests Georgetown

Scenes from yesterday’s protests Lethem

The protests were staged in Georgetown, Linden, Lethem, Port Kaituma, Anna Regina, Coldingen, Corriverton, New Amsterdam, La Grange, and Bartica.

Opposition member and former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, who was on the frontline of the Georgetown protests.        Continue reading

Guyana Elections: GECOM’s Lowenfield ‘might have been misquoted’ on voters’ list


  Keith Lowenfield

During a PNC press conference, yesterday, Finance Minister Winston Jordan was reminded that the Government and, by extension, the PNC have staunchly purported that House-to-House Registration is the only process that can produce a credible list for General and Regional Elections.  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP denounces PNCR claims on house-to-house registration

Stabroek News- July 06, 2019

In a statement, the PPP said the Constitution of Guyana must be respected and elections must be held within the three-month timeframe stipulated by Article 106 (7) of the Constitution.

An abridged version of the PPP statement follows:        Continue reading

GECOM Chairman tells President General Elections possible in November 2019

PPP elections commissioners say there’s no law, policy for house-to-house registration

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), James Patterson, has informed President David Granger that general elections should be possible in November 2019 after house-to-house registration, but the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) elections commissioners said such a process is not grounded in law or policy.
The GECOM Chairman also asked the President to provide GYD$3.5 billion to conduct the general elections and 10 regional council elections later this year, as the existing funds are to be used for house-to-house registration.

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Guyana Politics: President’s meeting with GECOM fails to break election date deadlock

Stabroek News – 08 March 2019

A meeting between President David Granger and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) ended today with no decisions being made as the commission’s two factions held onto their previously stated positions.

The three government-nominated Commissioners maintain that House-to-House registration must be conducted to “sanitise” the list of Electors before an election while the Opposition-nominated commissioners are calling for elections to be held before the expiration of the current list on April 30.

The President meanwhile is asking GECOM to present him the “shortest possible time” within which credible elections can be held.
The government-nominated commissioners speaking to reporters today. From left are Desmond Trotman, Vincent Alexander and Charles Corbin

“The song about House-to-House registration is continually being sung. In my opinion my being here for two-plus hours didn’t yield anything different from a GECOM meeting,” Opposition Commissioner Bibi Shadick told reporters following the meeting at the Ministry of the Presidency.

Government-nominated commissioner Vincent Alexander however maintained that the argument for a sanitised list was once presented by the opposition and noted that President Granger has called on GECOM as a body to advise on the best date for elections.

The PPP-appointed commissioners: From left are Sase Gunraj, Robeson Benn and Bibi Shadick

“The decision has to be made at the level of the commission if it requires a vote so be it,” Alexander stressed.

Guyana Politics: No elections until April 2020 – Opinion

Opinion: No elections until April 2020

 Feb 20, 2019 – Kaieteur News,- Peeping Tom

No one, least of all the PPPC, should be surprised by the decisions of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), firstly that elections cannot be held within 90 days and secondly in favour of house-to-house registration.

In a politically polarized society, these decisions were always on the cards. And most of the Commissioners had previously telegraphed their positions where they stood.

It is no use trying to argue to the contrary to the unconverted. By now it should be that when it comes to political issues, reason is apt to become a victim of political interests, and no amount of rational arguments will convince those whose minds are already foreclosed to alternatives.     Continue reading

Guyana: House to House Registration required to prevent corrupted elections – GECOM Commissioner

Absence of House to House Registration leaves room for corrupted elections – GECOM Commissioner