THE Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) commenced the distribution of National Identification Cards at all its Registration Offices countrywide with effect from Monday, November 28, 2022.
According to a GECOM release, persons who completed registration transactions during the cycle of Continuous Registration held during the period March, 2022 – May, 2022 and the Claims and Objections Exercise which was held during the period August, 2022 – September, 2022 respectively, were advised that they could uplift their ID cards from the GECOM Registration Office where the transaction was done from Monday – Thursday, 8:00hrs – 12:00 hrs and 13:00 hrs – 16:30 hrs, and on Fridays from 8:00 hrs – 12:00 hrs and 13:00 hrs – 12:30 hrs.
“The Commission is also advising persons that authorisations will not be accepted and, in this regard, registrants must uplift their ID cards personally in accordance with GECOM’s standard operating procedures in relation to the verification of identity, transparency, and accountability,” GECOM said.
Specifically, only persons who had completed new registration transactions, changes to their registration particulars, or applied for a replacement are required to visit the Registration Office.
Additionally, the Commission has also urged persons who would have conducted transactions in previous registration exercises prior to 2022 and have not yet uplifted their National Identification Cards, to do so immediately.