The Guyana Elections Commission has revealed that over 370,000 persons were registered during the house-to-house registration exercise which ended on Saturday.
GECOM ‘s Public Relations Officer Yolanda Warde told News Source today that the number currently stands at 370, 740 and could inch upwards marginally as information is reconciled.
As the Elections Commission prepares for early elections, data from the house-to-house registration exercise will be merged with data from the existing national register.
A preliminary voter’s list will then be prepared from the combined data and that will allow for a claims and objections period.
No timeline has been given for the start of the claims and objections period. Tomorrow’s statutory meeting of the Guyana Elections Commission is expected to look at the process that will be used to merge the data as well as issues related to the house to house registration exercise.
It was the decision of the GECOM Chair to bring the house-to-house registration to an early end and set in motion, the plan to merge the data and prepare the preliminary voter’s list.
The government has welcomed the Chairman’s decision while the Opposition has complained that the merger of the two data could further complicate the voter’s list.