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THE Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has posted the 2006 Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) on its website in a move to provide an additional facility which would allow eligible persons to ascertain whether their names are included.

The 2006 PLE is accessible on the “Reports and Manuals” page of the GECOM website at

GECOM commenced the Claims and Objections on May 2 regarding entries on the PLE for the upcoming general and regional elections. Copies of the PLE are on display at GECOM offices and sub-offices in the ten administrative regions.

Persons who would be eligible to vote at the upcoming elections are required to check the list to: make a claim if their name is not on the list; to apply for a transfer if they have changed their address; to apply for a correction if they have changed their names or if there is incorrect information on their national ID card; or object to the inclusion of the name of any person who is suspected not to have met the eligibility requirements for such inclusion providing that the objector and objectee are registered in the same registration division.

July 15, 2006 is the qualifying date for determining persons who would be 18 years and over, and could become registered during this Claims and Objections period. Such persons must be Guyanese citizens by birth, descent, naturalisation, or are citizens from a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for one year or more.

According to GECOM, its offices would be open on Monday-Fridays from 10:00h to 19:00h, while the sub-offices would be open from 15:00h to 19:00h.

The period of Claims and Objections end on June 5.

Meanwhile, GECOM announced that it processed 72,050 applications for new registration as a result of the recently concluded first cycle of continuous registration.

These consisted of applications for transfers, applications for change/correction and applications for replacement of ID cards.

Guyana Chronicle