GECOM’s Voter Education campaign to commence next week

– emphasis will be on electors

– campaign will be managed by GECOM, not an advertising agency

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, October 6, 2018

With 37 days to Local Government Elections, Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Yolanda Warde says the elections management agency will launch its Voter education programme within the new week. Emphasis will be on the electors since the nomination process in now over.

Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Yoland Warde

“Prior to nomination, we focused on contestants and the preparation of their list of candidates… We have since started our programme as it relates to the voter education aspect … Our audio visual element will commence next week focusing primarily on  the voter education aspects; rights and responsibilities, eligibility , the voting process and  all that’s required for the elector to be aware of as  it relates to participating in the local government elections process,” Warde explained.

In addition, the PRO says GECOM has identified a company to commence work on its social media education awareness. She clarified that the voter education campaign is being managed by GECOM itself and not an advertising agency.

“For each individual production which ever company emerged as the successful bidder that’s the company that was selected so there is no one individual company. As it relates to placement of advertisements, that is being done by GECOM so it’s not an advertising company that is managing that process for us. So, we have already commenced that process in terms of the placement as it relates to the television process and so,” Warde said.

Meanwhile, there have been requests for withdrawal from the Local Government Elections (LGE) process by candidates in four constituencies, while an entire list has been withdrawn from constituency two in Wakenaam, Region Three.

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) hosted a media conference on Friday to address a number of matters of interest to the public.

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