At least 60% (approx. 9,840) of the approximate 16,400 names of new registrants that were garnered from the truncated house-to-house process, have been verified, says the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Public Relations Officer (PRO), Yolanda Ward.
The official told the Guyana Standard today, that the five-day process came to end yesterday, and the Commission will deliberate on the findings this afternoon.
The decision to verify the data was a spilt one, with the Chairperson Justice (Retired) Claudette Singh, casting her vote in favour of the exercise.
Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield, last week, noted that the move was to ensure that the list is credible.
Lowenfield informed the media that during the secretariat’s disaggregation, the largest area is on the East Coast with 2000 verifications needed, followed by South Georgetown, 2,106; North Georgetown, 1,528; Parika, 1,241, and the East Bank of Demerara, 1,428.
Other areas are “relatively small”; in three digits, he had stated.
“In Mabaruma, Port Kaituma area we have 511; in Moruca Sub-Region, we have 176; in Charity, we have 451; in Anna Regina, 682; Vreed-en-Hoop, 851; La Grange, 947.”
The others are: New Amsterdam, 600; Whim, 541; Corriverton, 601; Bartica, 182; Kamarang, 100; Mahdia, 155; Paramakatoi, 56; Lethem, 216; McKenzie, 459; and Wismar, 451.