Early scenes from Nomination Day proceedings

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Today (Friday), is Nomination Day for the 2018 Local Government Elections in Guyana.

On Nomination Day, political parties, voluntary groups and individuals contesting in Local Government Elections 2018 are required to submit their Lists of Candidates to the Returning Officer in the contesting Local Authority Areas (LAA).

Those lists will be examined by the Returning Officer to determine whether they have been submitted in accordance with the Local Authorities (Elections) Act, Chapter 28:03.

If the list is considered defective, the representative/deputy representative will be notified by the Returning Officer. If the party, group or individual is not satisfied with the reasons provided by the Returning Officer, they can file an appeal against refusal of approval no later than the 45th day before Elections Day to a Magistrate of the magisterial district.

See Inews for more details later on the entire proceedings and the candidates representing the various constitutencies.

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