On the 12th June, 2023, eligible voters were given the opportunity exercise their constitutional right to cast their ballot for representatives within Guyana's 10 Municipalities and 70 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils.
Nomination Day saw the submission and approval of Lists of Candidates to these Local Authority Areas and as a result, voting was facilitated in 67 Local Authority Areas. Further, due to approved submissions which were unopposed on Nomination Day, there was no voting in 13 Local Authority Areas and 193 Constituencies in other Areas.
Declaration of Results by the respective Returning Officers were all completed and the notification of Election Results in the prescribed Form 31 have all been uploaded to this website. Kindly follow the link below to view same.LGE Resource Hub LGE23 Results
Guyana Elections Commission invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified Bidders for the Renovation to GECOM’s Annai Office. Annai Village, Region No. 9. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section IV (Eligible Countries) of this document. Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Street, Georgetown before 09:00 hours on or before Thursday, 12th October, 2023....Read Here
The Guyana Elections Commission invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the provision of Building Contractors for the Construction of Registration Office, Port Kaituma Region # 1. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section IV (Eligible Countries) of this document. Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Street, Georgetown before 09:00 hours on or before Tuesday, 3rd October, 2023....Read Here
Download the PDF to view Voter Turnout by Local Authority Area for the recently concluded Local Government Elections 2023...Read Here
On the directions of the Elections Commission, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 6 of the National Registration Act, Chapter 19:08, the Commissioner of Registration specifies the following: 1. The conduct of continuous registration shall resume on July 4, 2023, for (a) all persons who are qualified to be electors and, (b) all other persons in Guyana who will be 14 years old and over by December 31, 2023, providing that such persons are citizens of Guyana, or are Commonwealth citizens who are not citizens of Guyana but who are domiciled and resident in Guyana for a period of one year immediately preceding the qualifying date (December 31, 2023)....Read Here
In addition to the declarations and notifications published by the Returning Officers of the ten (10) municipalities and seventy (70) Neighbourhood Democratic Councils in accordance with sections 101 and 143 of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act, Cap. 28:03, the Chief Election Officer, on behalf of those Returning Officers, hereby gives further notice of the results of the Local Government Elections held on Monday, June 12, 2023, by District, are as follows:...Read Here
Click below to read full notice...Read Here
Follow the link to view the polling stations by Local Authority / Constituency for the Local Government Elections 2023. ...Read Here
The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has noted the contents of an article published in the Monday, 5th June 2023 edition of the Stabroek News with the headline, “Alexander accuses GECOM of disenfranchising 10% of joint services voters.” In this regard, it is the responsibility of this election body not to dismiss such a level of disinformation and confounded allegations; especially since the sentiments in the article are attributed to a GECOM Commissioner. ...Read Here
This Order allows for members of the disciplined forces to exercise their right to vote at the Local Government Elections 2023 without affecting the performance by them of their duties on election day, by allowing for the application of the part of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act that permits them to vote on a day prior to the day appointed by the Minister for Local Government Elections....Read Here
On 18 May 2023, the Elections Commission published a Notice in the Gazette, pursuant to section 74C(1) of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act, titled “Appointment of Ballot Attendants and Places”. The Schedule in that Notice is hereby amended by the substitution of the names in the fourth column of the Table below for the names in the third column of the table where they appear in the Schedule of the previous Notice. All other information in the previous Notice remains the same....Read Here
WHEREAS the Elections Commission has ordered that the part of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act that provides the procedure for voting by specified disciplined forces, that is sections 74A – 74I, shall apply to the Local Government Elections appointed by the Minister to be held on 12 June 2023. AND WHEREAS section 74C(1) requires the Elections Commission to appoint such places as it thinks fit as balloting places in each local authority area, and such number of ballot attendants so that there will be one ballot attendant for each balloting place. NOW THEREFORE, the Elections Commission hereby gives notice that the places in the schedule below have been appointed as balloting places identified in the schedule, and the persons identified in the schedule have been appointed as balloting attendants for the corresponding balloting places....Read Here
A voter is entitled to vote by proxy at the upcoming Local Government Elections if he/she is unable to go to the Polling Station where he/she is listed to vote on Election Day, Monday, June 12, 2023, based on any one of the following circumstances. 1. If the voter is a member of the Guyana Police Force or the Guyana Defence Force, or is a Rural Constable, or is a member of a Constabulary. 2. If the voter is an employee of the Transport and Harbours Department and would be engaged in the running of a vessel on Election Day....Read Here
5th May 2023, GEORGETOWN – Section 54 of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act provides that if only one List of Candidates for any Local Authority Area (LAA) has been approved, the persons whose names appear on the List shall be deemed to have been elected as Councillors due to the approved List being unopposed and therefore, the Candidates in the unopposed List shall be declared the winner of the election....Read Here
In accordance with section 51 of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act, and on behalf of the returning officers of the municipalities and neighbourhood democratic councils, notice is hereby given of – (a) the titles, (b) the symbols, and (c) the names of the candidates of the lists of candidates approved by those returning officers. Schedule I displays the Titles of each list of candidates, listed in alphabetical order using the initial letters of the Titles, together with the names of the candidates on each of those lists, which are also listed alphabetically using the last names of the candidates. Schedule II displays the Titles, listed as in Schedule I, alongside the Symbols allocated to those lists....Read Here
14th April 2023, GEORGETOWN – The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has put all systems in place for the smooth conduct of Nomination Day which is scheduled for Monday, 17th April, 2023. During the hours of 10:00hrs – 14:00hrs, Political Parties, Voluntary Group, and Individual Candidates contesting in Local Government Elections 2023 are expected to submit their Lists of Candidates to the respective Returning Officer in the Municipalities and/or Neighourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) where they would be contesting....Read Here
Pursuant to the provision of Section 145 B of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act, Chapter 28:03, and in order to enhance transparency, credibility, and impartiality in the conduct of the Local Government Elections which will be held in Guyana on 12th June, 2023, the Guyana Elections Commission is pleased to invite: Local / domestic Organisations/Groups that are desirous of observing the elections to apply for accreditation to observe the - Local Government Elections, 2023...Read Here
The Elections Commission hereby gives notice that the following persons have been appointed as ballot officers for the specified disciplined forces........Read Here
The Elections Commission has extracted the registers of voters for each local authority area for which elections will be held at the Local Government Elections scheduled for 12 June 2023, and the Elections Commission hereby gives notice that the said registers of voters shall come into force and be open for inspection at the respective offices of the local authorities on 28 March 2023. ...Read Here
Schedule of Offices of Returning Officers for Local Government Elections to 80 Municipalities and NDCs.
Alternatively, you can find a searchable list of Returning Officers Offices by visiting the Resource Hub...
Pursuant to section 41(1) of the Local Authorities Elections Act, Cap. 28:03, the Guyana Elections Commission hereby appoints Monday, 17th April 2023 as NOMINATION DAY for the Local Government Elections to be held on 12th June 2023....Read Here