Electoral Management Design Database




Model of electoral management



Guyana, Constitution (1980, as amended in 2009), accessed 8 March 2020

62. ELECTIONS COMMISSION: Elections shall be independently supervised by the Elections Commission in accordance with the provisions of article 162.


 1. The Elections Commission shall have such functions connected with or relating to the registration of electors or the conduct of elections as are conferred upon it by or under this Constitution or, subject thereto, any Act of Parliament; and, subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the Commission-

a. shall exercise general direction and supervision over the registration of electors and the administrative conduct of all elections of members of the National Assembly; and

b. shall issue such instructions and take such action as appear to it necessary or expedient to ensure impartiality, fairness and compliance with the provisions of this Constitution or of any Act of Parliament on the part of persons exercising powers or performing duties connected with or relating to the matters aforesaid.

See also GECOM website

Electoral Management Bodies

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Name of EMB Number of EMB members Term of office EMB members selected by Chair appointed/elected by Party or expert based membership
Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) 7 Not specified President, on advice by Opposition Leader President, on suggestion by Opposition Leader Expert
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