The franchise is voluntary. Everyone who wants to register should on their own volition go to their local post office ( should be an option), uplift a registration form and a self addressed envelope and stamp, fill it in and mail it into the designated office.  This period can extend until a few weeks before the polls. I see no objection to a person being allowed same day registration.

The House to House registration does not grantee the authenticity of the list. Political agents posing as canvassers can pad the list.  Only a registration form filled in by an individual at a designated address and signed by said individual and lodged at the commissions office guarantee the eligibility of the voter. It is the only way the individual should gets on the roll. 

We need to get into the modern era. Voting is voluntary and the idea that you have to ferret out the voter by using government paid agents to harvest a voter file is an absurdity. Anyone wanting to vote and having an interest in voting should have options to register on their own volition. No one is going to take them to jail if they do not vote. 

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You can go and get a Guyana ID and register to vote at any GECOM office near where you live. Who is stopping people to do this? PNC should educate their folks if they are so dumb. Laziness is a crime in Guyana. If these people are really interested in voting for their party of choice and they are not sure if they are registered, they should get off their asses and go check. I can see a house to house verification undertaken by the parties to make sure that their supporters are registered.

Stormborn posted:

The franchise is voluntary. Everyone who wants to register should on their own volition go to their local post office ( should be an option), uplift a registration form and a self addressed envelope and stamp, fill it in and mail it into the designated office.  This period can extend until a few weeks before the polls. I see no objection to a person being allowed same day registration.

The House to House registration does not grantee the authenticity of the list. Political agents posing as canvassers can pad the list.  Only a registration form filled in by an individual at a designated address and signed by said individual and lodged at the commissions office guarantee the eligibility of the voter. It is the only way the individual should gets on the roll. 

We need to get into the modern era. Voting is voluntary and the idea that you have to ferret out the voter by using government paid agents to harvest a voter file is an absurdity. Anyone wanting to vote and having an interest in voting should have options to register on their own volition. No one is going to take them to jail if they do not vote. 

OK so use an old list and when all of these young PPP supporters show up to vote let them be told that their names aren't on the list and so they cannot vote.

skeldon_man posted:

You can go and get a Guyana ID and register to vote at any GECOM office near where you live. Who is stopping people to do this? PNC should educate their folks if they are so dumb. Laziness is a crime in Guyana. If these people are really interested in voting for their party of choice and they are not sure if they are registered, they should get off their asses and go check. I can see a house to house verification undertaken by the parties to make sure that their supporters are registered.

The PNC I bet is ensuring that their base is on the list.  The PPP will scream "rig, rig, rig" when election day comes and many PPP supporters' names aren't.

And of course there is the issue of ensuring that dead people dont vote, but you dont mind if all the jumbies in Region 6 vote Coalition.

caribny posted:
skeldon_man posted:

You can go and get a Guyana ID and register to vote at any GECOM office near where you live. Who is stopping people to do this? PNC should educate their folks if they are so dumb. Laziness is a crime in Guyana. If these people are really interested in voting for their party of choice and they are not sure if they are registered, they should get off their asses and go check. I can see a house to house verification undertaken by the parties to make sure that their supporters are registered.

The PNC I bet is ensuring that their base is on the list.  The PPP will scream "rig, rig, rig" when election day comes and many PPP supporters' names aren't.

And of course there is the issue of ensuring that dead people dont vote, but you dont mind if all the jumbies in Region 6 vote Coalition.

Stop speaking of the irrelevant.  There was just an LGE and there were no complaints.  Their voters turned out and was able to vote.  The dead people never showed up. 

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