The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is warning the public that it does not have any registration process ongoing that involves visits to homes.
In a statement today GECOM said it has received reports of persons visiting homes and seeking information from occupants while pretending to be officers of the Commission.
GECOM made it clear that it is not currently engaged in any such exercise, and the Commission has not authorized anyone – employee or otherwise – to collect information from any person for any reason whatsoever through house-to-house visits.
“GECOM takes this opportunity to state categorically that, as an integral component of the ongoing registration exercise, Registration Staff and Scrutineers are required to visit the given residential addresses of applicants for registration to verify that the concerned persons actually live at the addresses they would have provided,” GECOM said.
GECOM explained that such visits are made only after an agreement between the applicant and the GECOM staff on a date and time.
“GECOM Staff and Scrutineers are required to display their respective identification and accreditation badges throughout all such visits. Accordingly, the general public is hereby cautioned not to recognize any person(s) without GECOM identification as being representatives of this Commission,” the Elections Commission warned.
Earlier this month, GECOM embarked on a nationwide continuous registration exercise, which will conclude at the end of May.
GECOM intends to get all eligible persons registered once they are 14-years and older.