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Guyana: GECOM denies conducting field survey ahead of possible elections


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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 30, CMC – The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Wednesday said it had been made aware of people pretending to be working for the Commission and soliciting information from voters.

“Please be advised that the Commission is not engaged in any such field exercise and is therefore urging citizens to be extremely cautious and not to provide any information those persons as their motive is unknown and can be potentially harmful,’ GECOM said in a statement.

Guyana is likely to hold general and regional elections by March this year after the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) successfully tabled a motion of no confidence against the David Granger lead coalition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) last month.

The government has taken the matter to the High Court which is expected to rule on Thursday, but the PPP has called for the polls to be held in keeping with the provisions of the Guyana constitution.

GECOM, which is responsible for conducting elections here, said that it is not currently conducting any field exercise and therefore citizens need to be alert and not divulge personal information to persons visiting their homes.

The Commission said it had received information from voters in five regions of the country.

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