The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) conducted a house to house registration exercise in 2019, where persons were allowed to register under several transactions.
However, some of the applications acquired from that period are now cancelled and would not be reflected on the current list, says the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of GECOM Yolanda Ward.
However, this cancellation only applies to persons who were between the ages of 14 to 17 during that time.
She explained that persons who “were 14-17 years old and it was the first time you registered during the house to house registration exercise, that you are required to reapply to be registered as those registration transactions have been cancelled.”
This decision was taken by the commission which has seven members.
The members of the commission include three representatives appointed by the President acting on his own decision, three appointed after consultation with the leader of the opposition and a Chairperson.
Ms Ward also clarified that for persons who were registered during that period and were already in possession of an identification card, there is no need to participate in this ongoing exercise unless there is a need for correction or a transfer.
The ongoing house to house registration commenced on March 7 and will conclude on May 29. It was reported that more than 23,000 persons have been captured thus far in this exercise.