GECOM to kick off nation-wide registration on Monday

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The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will commence the registration of eligible persons on March 7, 2022, from all of its permanent Registration Offices in the 10 Administrative Regions, its Public Relations Officer, Yolanda Ward announced on Tuesday.

The registration exercise will conclude on May 29, 2022.

According to Ward, this registration exercise is of importance to those persons who would have been first-time applicants, in the 14-18 age range, that were captured during the 2019 House-to-House Registration.

“All such persons are required to note that their application for registration has been cancelled,” she announced.

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As such, those persons are required to reapply for registration during this registration exercise.

During this registration exercise, any person who will be 14 years and older by the 31st October, 2022, and is a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization, or is a citizen from a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for one year or more, can apply for registration, providing he/she was never registered before.

Persons desirous of conducting any registration are required to visit GECOM Registration Office responsible for their area of residence with the relevant source documents which are: original Birth Certificate, valid Passport, Adoption Certificate or Naturalization Certificate in the case of making applications for new registration; and original Marriage Certificate or Deed Poll with Birth Certificate in the case of application for change of name.

It was noted that existing registrants who are desirous of updating their records such as a request to correct or change their names, date of birth, occupation and update their addresses are advised that those transactions would also be facilitated during this exercise.

“Persons desirous of conducting any registration transaction are advised that they must provide proof of having been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to gain entry to the respective GECOM Registration Offices. In cases where applicants are not vaccinated, a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours would be acceptable,” Ward advised.



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