All GECOM registration transactions are free

Dear Editor,
As the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) continues to fulfill its legal obligation to conduct registration in accordance with the National Registration Act, Cap 19:08, queries in relation to the cost for various registration transactions have been received from time to time.
In this regard, the Commission takes this opportunity to inform the general public that there is absolutely no need for anyone to pay any cost whatsoever for any registration transaction, including the issuance of a National Identification Card.
The Commission also uses this opportunity to remind eligible persons that there is an ongoing registration exercise, which will end on May 31, 2024. During this exercise, any person who would be 14 years and older by the 30th June, 2024 and is a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalisation or registration, or is a citizen of a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for one year or more, can apply for registration, provided that he/she had never been registered.
Existing registrants who are desirous of updating their records, such as a request to correct or change their names, dates of birth or occupation, and to update their addresses, are advised that those transactions are also being facilitated during this exercise.
In view of the foregoing, persons desirous of conducting any registration transaction, whether new registrations or changes/ corrections to their particulars, are required to visit the GECOM Registration Office responsible for their area of residence on or before May 31, 2024, during official working hours to apply.
For further information, persons are advised to visit the GECOM website at, follow us on Facebook at Guyana Elections Commission, or call 225-0277-9, 223-9653, or 223-1300.

Guyana Elections