Deadline for submission of party symbols for elections

first_imgToday, Friday 13The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has advised that political parties intending to contest the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections have up to today (Friday) to submit their party symbols.It is customary that parties contesting the elections are required to submit a symbol for approval by GECOM before nominations day which is set for January 10.As such, GECOM, in a notice published in the dailies, is requesting that applications for the approval of symbols be submitted no later than today’s date to facilitate timely consideration by the Commission and provide a response to the respective applicants.Party symbols in both printed and electronic versions should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield, at Lot 31 Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown.While the two main political parties, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) coalition have been gearing up for next year’s polls, there have been the formation of several new and small parties over the past months.These include: A New and United Party (ANUG), Federal United Party (FED UP), Liberty and Justice Party (LJP), Citizenship Initiative (CI) and Change Guyana.At a press conference last month, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of GECOM, Yolanda Ward, had disclosed that some 15 political parties are likely to contest the upcoming General and Regional Elections.last_img