The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will soon embark on a field exercise to determine the demarcation of constituency boundaries in those Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have been proposed to be extended or contracted for the hosting of the Local Government Election (LGE) next year.
The exercise will be conducted at the level of the offices in the LGAs, including the involvement of the parties’ assistant Chief Scrutineers.
According to Opposition-aligned Commissioner, Vincent Alexander, as a consequence of the exercise, GECOM has to now review its work plan and timelines for the hosting of the election.
Controversy erupted earlier this month following the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall’s move to adjust boundaries. The opposition, the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) has objected to this, despite its former Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan doing the same in 2016.