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Guyana Elections: Three separate private criminal charges filed against GECOM Chair

Retired Justice Claudette Singh

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh, is expected to make her first appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, on August 5, 2020-after three private criminal charges were filed against her yesterday morning- alleging misconduct in public office.  These private charges follow earlier private charges against CEO Lowenfield.        Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2020: “We are ready for Elections!” – GECOM

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is prepared and ready to produce free, fair and credible general and regional elections on Monday. That was expressed by the Chair, (ret’d) Justice Claudette Singh S.C. as she fielded questions from media operatives at GECOM’s Kingston office, following the signing of the electoral code of conduct by political parties.

GECOM Chair, Justice Claudette Singh

The Chair had been asked about what was left to be done by GECOM to prepare for elections, to which she responded “Well, I would say GECOM is ready. Everything has been done.”

She then allowed Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield to apprise the media about GECOM’s current operations.
The Commission and its Secretariat have had to work in overdrive to ensure that it could be prepared for elections in a short period, and with considerable public pressure following public unease over the events of the December 2018 no confidence motion.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections: GECOM on Track for Country’s March 2, 2020 Polls

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday December 20, 2019 – The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it is well on track for the hosting of general and regional elections next March.

Preparatory works for the upcoming poll have included continuous engagements with stakeholders and the utilisation of technical advisors.

Chair of the elections body, retired Justice Claudette Singh, has assured that everything is on schedule.

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March 2020 is earliest possible time for elections – GECOM Commissioners

According to GECOM, the merger of that data with the National Register of Registrants (NRR) would be followed by an extensive period of claims and objections, but the timeframe for that is unclear.

Otherwise, GECOM discussed the production of new identification (ID) cards, which are very different in configuration, material and design, from the cards currently in circulation.        Continue reading