‘The time is now, get registered!’ – Min. Bulkan
DPI, Guyana, Friday, August 2, 2019
“It is important that persons get themselves registered,” urged Minister of Communities, Hon. Ronald Bulkan.
He was at the time addressing residents of Mahdia who came out to a public meeting organised by the government as part of its effort to meet with residents at the grassroots level.
The meeting at Brian Sucre Junction, (Kanawaruk Junction) in Region 8, also saw the attendance of Hon. Raphael Trotman, Minister of Natural Resources.
“When the elections are held, they will not be able to go to those elections if they are not registered,” Minister Bulkan asserted.
House-to-House Registration is currently taking place by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) enumerators across the country, and according to Minister Bulkan, the meeting was the perfect opportunity to encourage residents to get registered.
“If you are fourteen years of age by the ending of October this year, you are eligible to be registered. However, you have to be eighteen by the time the elections are called to vote… To qualify, you also need to have a birth certificate or valid passport; these are source documents.”
Minister Bulkan said it is important that persons understand that they have a responsibility to participate in these elections. He went on to explain that the government that is formed after elections are held and that government will have the responsibility of addressing critical issues which are people’s livelihood.
“Get registered! Get on that list!… When the numerators from GECOM come knocking on your door, get registered!” the Communities Minister urged.
The ministers were part of a larger team to have visited the township of Mahdia for the ‘Government Comes To You’ outreach. The visit coincides with the town achieving its status one year ago.