APNU+AFC youths call for more voter education programmes

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By Jomo Paul

Mark Ross
Mark Ross

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Youth arm of the APNU+AFC coalition on Friday, April 24 called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to institute more programmes geared towards stimulating the voter education process especially among youths.

This comes a day after the Indian government donated some $10.2M to the elections Body in an attempt to bolster its civic education programmes for the May 11 polls.

At an APNU+AFC press conference that featured three of its prominent youths and dealt structurally with youth issues, the concerns about the voter education programmes were raised.

AFC’s, Mark Ross pointed out that more emphasis needs to be placed on ensuring that persons are aware that they can vote without their identification cards.
He made this statement against that backdrop that there are reports of persons buying identification cards for varying sums of monies across the country.

“GECOM needs to tell our young people especially if my name is not on the list what happens? Do I still get to vote? Will my name be in the folio?” questioned Ross.

Tabitha Sarabo-Halley
Tabitha Sarabo-Halley

Still on the issue of identification cards, he explained that some persons are still not aware which identification card would be accepted at the polling stations on May 11 since many persons still use the old ones.

“Talking about when you mark your X it should be marked in two places and how that X should be marked not touching the edges,” he told the news conference.

The WPA’s Tabitha Sarabo-Halley pointed out that the elections body has been doing a lot more in terms of civic voter education than it has done in the past elections but made it clear that more can still be done.

This was also her position on the Party level on voter education, while she noted that a lot of groundwork has been done by the Party over the past month as it seeks to edify its supporters.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. One Scripture says “You are what you are from the cradle to the grave”
    PNC rig their own election recently and the result put Granger before the educated youth Sharma Solomon. Anyone remember? Didn’t the Lindeners almost killed Amna Ally, Greenidge, Harmon and Granger?
    PNC is the same old PNC who cannot change!
    Youths of Guyana do your research!
    Educate yourselves of Guyana’s History!
    More people need to Google the list I suggest.
    Please educate yourselves before you vote.

  2. I was looking at the video of how the PNC rigged the 1973 Elections and was speechless to learnt of the evil that was done to Guyanese.
    Now I am wondering if it is possible for the PNC to still be able to rig this coming Elections, Knowing that they still have people like Green, Greenidge, Granger, Corbin, Alexander, and so on in the APNU/AFC (PNC).

  3. Yes Mark Ross still misinforming the public and distorting the truth. He’s on the list of the opposition APNU/AFC. So not just an activist. He’s an opposition politician.

  4. I believe,not only the youths,but people in general,must be properly educated where voting is concerned,and GECOM must be held solely responsible.I do agree also, that various political parties have a duty to their constituents to make them become aware or enlightened about everything voting entails.IT IS TIME FOR VOTER EDUCATION.Green,you seem to be too green to be smart,another government puppet?there is still a place for repentance.

  5. I Agree! Youths need to be Educated more before they vote.
    Youths of Guyana Please Google: “Exposing AFC Deception and Corruption” Also
    “Mr. Burnham does it again: A look at how PNC rigged 1973 Elections in Guyana”
    1985 Elections PNC gave themselves 77.6% vote and PPP 15.6% WOW!!
    Youths please educate yourself.
    I am begging you Guyanese please! PLEASE! Google:
    “The rigged 1985 elections in Guyana” (13)
    Also Google: “The biggest rigged Elections of all times”
    Youths need to be educated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Mark Ross???? in time to come all guyanese black blue brown sill hear from Mark Ross…stay tuned ..is he an opposition —- activist—-too

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