On the 12th June, 2023, eligible voters would exercise their constitutional right to cast their ballot for representatives within Guyana's 10 Municipalities and 70 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils.
Political Parties, Voluntary Groups and Individual Candidates desirous of contesting the Local Democratic Organs would be required to submit their lists of candidates to the respective Returning Officers on Nomination Day provided that they have submitted and received approval for a Symbol to be used on the ballot.
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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.
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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