Chapter 001:10 - General Elections (Observers)

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LAWS OF GUYANA
GENERAL ELECTIONS (OBSERVERS) ACT
CHAPTER 1:10
Act
17 of 1990

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CHAPTER 1:10
GENERAL ELECTIONS (OBSERVERS) ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Observers at general elections.
4. Rights of observers.
5. Privileges and immunities of observers.
6. Obstruction of or interference with an observer.
7. Personation.
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17 of 1990 An Act empowering the President of Guyana to invite
observers at general elections and for matters connected
therewith.
[5TH JULY,1990]
Short title.
Interpreta-
tion.

c. 1:03

Observers at
general
elections.
1. This Act may be cited as the General Elections
(Observers) Act.
2. (1) In this Act “election” means an election of
members of the National Assembly referred to in article 60 (2) of
the Constitution.
(2) Expressions used in this Act but not defined
herein shall have the same meanings as in the Representation of
the People Act.
3. (1) The President may, after consultation with the
Chairman of the Elections Commission, invite persons from
outside Guyana to visit Guyana for the purpose of observing the
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Rights of
observers.

Privileges
and
immunities
of
observers.
c. 18:01
Obstruction
of or
interference
with an
observer.
[6 of 1997]

democratic processes of the State as enshrined in the
Constitution and more specifically the conduct of any election.
(2) The name of any person so invited shall be
published in the Gazette and he shall be issued with an identity
card by the Chairman of the Elections Commission.
4. (1) Any other law to the contrary notwithstanding,
an observer may scrutinise the official list of electors, enter
polling places and places appointed for the counting of votes,
and seek information from the Chairman of the Elections
Commission, the Chief Election Officer and other election
officers.
(2) An observer shall have the right to obtain from
the Chairman of the Elections Commission a copy of the official
list of electors for one or more polling divisions and of any
written law governing or regulating any election.
(3) The Chairman of the Elections Commission, the
Chief Elections Officer and other election officers shall cooperate
with the observers and shall comply with any reasonable
request made by the observers in the performance of their
functions.
5. The person of every observer shall be inviolable
and he shall enjoy as well such other privileges and immunities
as are afforded diplomatic agents under the Privileges and
Immunities (Diplomatic, Consular and International
Organisations) Act.
6. Everyone who assaults an observer or obstructs or
interferes with him in the performance of his functions or the
exercise of his rights under this Act shall be liable on summary
conviction to a fine of fifteen thousand dollars and
imprisonment for eighteen months.

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Persona-
tion.
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7. Everyone who falsely personates any observer
with intent to obtain admission to any polling place or any
place appointed for the counting of votes or in order to avail
himself of any of the other rights conferred on observers under
the provisions of section 4 shall be liable on summary
conviction to a fine of fifteen thousand dollars and
imprisonment for eighteen months.
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