Chapter 19:08 - A National Registration

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NATIONAL REGISTRATION ACT
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Act 24 of 1967
Amended by 7 of 1973
29 of 1990 12 of 1996 15 14 18
of of of
2000 2005 2005
31 of 2007 O. 80/1980
Reg. 5/2000 Reg. 8/2005
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Index
of
Subsidiary Legislation
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National Registration (Districts) Order 23
National Registration (Residents) Order 46 (O. 55/1971)
National Registration (Non-Residents) Order 46 (O. 22/1973)
National Registration (Residents) Order 47 (O. 23/1973)
National Registration (Residents) Order 47 (O. 58/1976)
National Registration (Residents) Regulations (Reg. 16/1967, 2/1968, 6/1968, 26/1968, 10/1969, 7/1973, 15/1973, 8/2005)
National Registration (Residents)(Remuneration of Officers) Regulations
(Reg. 5/1968, 13/1968, 16/1969)
National Registration Regulations (Reg. 6/1968, 16/1968, 27/1968, 2/1973, 8/1973)
National Registration (Residents) (Revision of Registers) Regulations
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103
110
145
(Reg. 5 of 2000)
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CHAPTER 19:08 NATIONAL REGISTRATION ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
PART 1 PRELIMINARY
SECTION
1. Short title. 2. Interpretation.
PART II ADMINISTRATION
3. Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Registration. 4. District supervisors, registrars, deputy registrars, divisional registrars,
and other officers.
PART III REGISTRATION
5. Registration districts and registration divisions. 6. Registration of persons. 7. Registration cards. 8. Cancellation and alteration of registration. 9. Registers. 10. Adaptation of registers on change in districts or registration divisions. 11. Registration to be in one registration division. 12. Identification cards. 13. Power of Commissioner to require information. 14. Preparation of preliminary lists. 15. Publication of preliminary lists and claims and objections in respect
thereof.
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SECTION
PART IV GENERAL
16. Supervision by Elections Commission. 17. Statistics. 18. Expenses in carrying out this Act. 19. Regulations. 19A. Commission to determine every form.
PART V MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES
20. Breach of duty. 21. Illegal registration. 22. Destroying or defacing identification cards or other documents. 23. Making false objection or statement. 24. Selling, purchasing or pledging identification cards. 25. False registration cards and identification cards. 26. Personation of officers. 27. Divulging and obtaining information without lawful authority. 28. Auhorisation of disclosure of information by the Commission. 29. Validation
SCHEDULE—Oath of Office.
24 of 1967 AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a National Register, for the issue of identification cards, and for purposes connected therewith.
[18TH NOVEMBER, 1967] Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the National
Registration Act.
2. (1) In this Act—
“central register” means the register established by the Commissioner under section 9;
Interpretation. [14 of 2005]
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“district” means a registration district constituted under section 5(1);
“divisional register” means a divisional register established by a Registration Officer under section 9;
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Schedule.
“Elections Commission” means the Elections Commission established by virtue of article 68 of the Constitution;
“oath of office” means, in relation to any office, the oath for the due execution of that office set out in the Schedule;
“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;
“qualifying date”, in relation to the registration of any person, means the date appointed under section 6(1) and with reference to which such person shall be so registered;
comprised in any sub-division thereof appointed under section 5 (2);
“regulations” means regulations made under this Act.
(2) Where the qualifying date falls during or after the period appointed by virtue of section 6 (1) for the registration of applicants, any question as to the eligibility for registration, or the residence in any registration division on the qualifying date, of any person shall, until that date, be determined on the basis of the likelihood of his being eligible or resident as aforesaid, as the case may be, and this Act shall be construed accordingly.
PART II ADMINISTRATION
“registration area” means such part of the district which comprises oneor more registration divisions; “registration division” means such part of a district as is
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Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and Assistant Commissioner of Registration. [12 of 1996 15 of 2000 14 of 2005]
.
3. (1) There shall be a Commissioner of Registration, hereinafter referred to as “the Commissioner”, and a Deputy Commissioner of Registration, hereinafter referred to as the “Deputy Commissioner” and an “Assistant Commissioner of Registration, hereinafter referred to as “Assistant Commissioner”.
(2) Forthwith upon their appointment the Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner shall respectively take and subscribe the oath of office before a Judge of the Supreme Court.
(3) The Commissioner—
(a) shall be responsible to the Elections Commission for the making of such arrangements and the doing of such things as are requisite for the compilation and maintenance of the central and divisional registers in conformity with this Act, including the making of arrangements for preparation of the requisite forms and instruments, the issue of such forms and instruments, the collection or reception of the forms when filled in, and the keeping of such records as may be requisite;
(b) may, on the authority of the Elections Commission, issue to persons employed by the Elections Commission directions for the purposes of execution of the provisions of this Act, and any directions issued pursuant to this paragraph may confer upon any such person general or special authority to issue directions for purposes aforesaid to any other such person subordinate to him;
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(c) shall in accordance with the directions of the Elections Commission exercise and perform all other powers and duties that by or under this Act are conferred and imposed upon the Commissioner.
(4) The Deputy Commissioner shall, subject to any general or special directions of the Commissioner, act as assistant generally to the Commissioner and, in his absence, exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the Commissioner.
(4A) The Assistant Commissioner shall, subject to any general or special directions of the Commissioner, act as Assistant generally to the Deputy Commissioner and , in his absence , exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the Deputy Commissioner.
(5) The provisions of subsection (4) shall have effect without prejudice to the jurisdiction of the Deputy Commissioner under section 15 (3) and nothing in the said provisions shall be deemed to confer upon the Deputy Commissioner power to determine appeals under section 15 (4) from the exercise of such jurisdiction.
4. (1) There shall be appointed such numbers of district supervisors, registration officers, assistant registration offices, etc., official photographers, clerks, messengers and other officers and servants as may be requisite for the execution of the provisions of this Act; and, subject thereto, the persons appointed as such shall respectively perform such functions in that behalf as they may from time to time, under the authority of the Commissioner, be directed to perform.
(2) Without prejudice to subsection (1), section 3 (4) shall apply in relation to a registrar and deputy registrar as they apply in relation to the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner, respectively.
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and a divisional registrar to one or more registration divisions, by direction of the Commissioner.
(3) A registrar shall be assigned to each district,
Registration officers assistant registration offices, etc. [14 of 2005 18 of 2005]
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(4) Forthwith upon their appointment every district supervisor, registrar, deputy registrar and divisional registrar shall take and subscribe the oath of office.
(5) Every oath under this section shall, in the case of a registration officer or an assistant registration officer, be taken and subscribed before the Commissioner, and in the case of a registration clerk before a registration officer.
(6) Every oath administered under subsection (5) shall be transmitted by him to the Commissioner.
PART III REGISTRATION
Registration districts and registration divisions. [12 of 1996 15 of 2000 14 of 2005]
Registration of persons. [12 of 1996 6 of 1997 31 of 2007 14 of 2005]
5. (1) Guyana shall be divided into registration districts having such boundaries, and distinguished by such names, as shall be specified by order of the President.
(2) The districts shall be subdivided into registration areas and registration divisions having such boundaries, and distinguished by such numbers, as the Commissioner, with the approval of the Elections Commission may appoint.
6. (1) It shall be lawful for the Commissioner by order with effect from a specific date to authorise the registration of-
(2) Subject to subsection (3), such order shall apply to all persons referred to in subsection (1)(b) who at the said date have attained such age as shall be specified in the order and who at that date—
and such registration shall continue and be conducted in such manner and as such time as the commission shall direct,suspending temporarily for period prescribed by thecommission.
(b) all other persons in Guyana of the age of 14 years and over,
(a) all persons who are qualifies to be elector; and
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(a) are resident in Guyana; or
(b) have such other connection with Guyana as may be specified in the order.
(3) Any such order may exclude from its application any person or class of persons.
(4) The commission shall establish in each registration district one or more offices and obtain on so for as practicable the registration of every person eligible therefor, resident at the qualifying date in a registration division in that district;
Provided that—
(a) the Commissioner may establish an office situated at such place in any district, and at which there shall be received the applications for
(b) registration of persons who are at the qualifying date resident therein or in such part thereof, as he may specify by notice published in the Gazette
division assigned to him, obtain as far as practicable the application for registration of every person, who is on the appointed date of the age of fourteen years or above for the
(a) every registration officer shall, either by himself or an authorised officer, by house to house visits within the registration division or sub-
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(5) The parent or guardian of any child who has attained the age of fourteen years and is eligible for registration shall apply therefor on his behalf.
(6) Every person who refuses to make application for registration to the registration officer for any registration division in the prescribed manner, or fails without reasonable excuse (the proof whereof shall be upon him) so to do at any office established under proviso (a) to subsection (4) for the purpose, or who, being the parent or guardian of any child of the age of fourteen years and over, refuses to make such an application on his behalf, or fails as aforesaid so to do at any such office, shall, if the eligibility of such person or child ( as the case may be) for registration and his residence in the registration division on the qualifying date are proved to the satisfaction of the court, be liable on summary conviction to a fine of sixteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars or to imprisonment for six months.
(6A) The Elections Commission shall use the official list of electors from the 2001 general and regional elections as the base to commence continuing registration.
Provided that at any stage the Commission may undertake such verification as necessary by a means to be determined by the Commission.
purpose of ascertaining everyperson qualified for registrationto have his name included intheNational Register of Registrants.
(b) persons to whom an orderapplies under subsection (2) (b) may apply for registration in such manner as may beprescribed.
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(7) The court may, upon such proof, order the person to apply (as nearly as may be in the manner provided by this Act and any regulations) for registration to the registration officer at such place and within such time, prior to the expiration of the period (if any) prescribed under section 14 (1) , as shall be specified in the order and, if the said person fails to comply with such order he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of sixteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
record [18 of 2005].
Cancellation and alteration of registration.
7. (1) A registration record shall be prepared in not less than duplicate for the registration of a person under this Act.
(2) For the purposes of the preparation as mentioned in the preceding subsection of a registration card for the registration of any person, it shall be lawful to make such amendments as are necessary to bring into conformity with subsection (3) , in relation to such registration, any card prepared in conformity with subsection ( 1 ) for any previous registration of that person; and any card so amended for the purpose of the registration of any person shall be deemed to have been prepared therefore in conformity with subsection (1) .
(3) A registration card shall contain such matters and particulars as may be prescribed.
8. Without prejudice to the provisions of section 15 (6), the registration of a person may be cancelled or altered in accordance with any regulations made in that behalf.
9. (1) The Commissioner shall establish a central register which shall consist of a computerised database of the information of the originals of the registration cards and the originals of the registration cards of all persons under the
Registration
house to house registration process mentioned in section 6, and the data sp generated shall be utilised to effect the continuous registration process.
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(2) Every registration officer shall establish for each registration division in his district a divisional registration officer which shall consist of the duplicate registration cards of all persons registered under this Act as resident in that registration division or such other copies thereof prepared in conformity with section 7 (1) as may be prescribed.
Adaptation of registers on change in districts or registration divisions. [14 of 2005]
Registration to be in one registration division. [14 of 2005]
Identification cards.
10. Where any change is made in the number or the boundaries of districts or registration divisions, the Commissioner in consultation with the registration officer of any district affected thereby shall combine or divide any registers or transfer registration cards from one register to another or make such other adjustment s in the registers affected as are rendered necessary by the changes.
11. (1) No person shall b e registered in more than one divisional register or more than once in any register established under section 9.
(2) A person resident at the qualifying date in more than one registration division may not apply to be registered in reference to more than one such division and, where a refusal to apply to the registration officer of any such division for such person’s registration, together with his decision in writing (made on his behalf by his parent or guardian, in the case of a child of the age of fourteen years and over ) to be registered in reference to any other such division, has been communicated to such registration officer, section 6 (6) shall not apply, in relation to such person’s registration, except with reference to his residence in that other division.
12. The Commissioner shall, in accordance with regulations made for the purpose, prepare identification cards for, and cause them to be issued in such manner as he thinks fit to, persons registered under this Act.
(1A) The Commission shall be empowered to determine from time to time procedures for the acquisition and electronic processing of data.
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Power of Commissioner to require information. [14 of 2005]
Preparation of preliminary lists. [7 of 1973 12 of 1996 14 of 2005] [18 of 2005]
13. (1) Without prejudice to any powers of a registration officer under this Act or any regulations, the Commissioner or any officer duly authorised by him in that behalf may by notice require an y person, within such time and in such manner as may be specified in such notice, to furnish such information as may be or become relevant to the registration, or the cancellation or alteration of the registration, of a person under this Act.
(2) Any person who, without reasonable cause (the burden of proof whereof shall lie upon him), fails to comply with any requirement under subsection (1), shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of sixteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
14. (1) After the day appointed under section 6 (1) for the end of the registration of applicants for the purposes of any order the Elections Commission shall direct the Commissioner in writing to prepare a preliminary list from the central register established under section 9(1) in which he shall enter the full name, the address, the occupation and the serial number on the registration record of every person registered for those purposes who is qualified for registration, with reference to such date, being not later than the qualifying date, as may be appointed in such directions, as an elector for elections to the National Assembly, or who belongs to such other class of persons as may instead be prescribed for the time being.
(2) A sufficient number of copies of the preliminary list, in so far as it comprises entries relating to persons resident in each registration division of any registration area, shall be certified and sent to the registration officer for such registration area by the Commissioner.
(3) The date appointed by the Elections
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Commission in directions under subsection (1) is the date with reference to which a register of electors shall be compiled or revised, as the case may be.
(4) Every reference to a registration officer in section 15(3), (4) and (5) includes a reference to “an assistant registration officer.”
Publication of preliminary lists and claims and objections in respect thereof. [ 7of 1973 12 of 1996] [18 of 2005]
15. (1) On the prescribed day, the Commissioner shall cause a copy of the preliminary list prepared under section 14 (1) to be affixed to such buildings as the Elections Commission shall appoint by notice published in the Gazette, and every such registration officer as may have received copies of any list pursuant to section 14 (2) shall cause a copy of such list to be affixed to each of not less than two buildings in his registration division, together with a notice to submit within the prescribed times claims and objections in respect of entries in the list a copy of which the Commissioner or registration officer, as the case may be, has caused to be affixed as aforesaid.
(2) Claims and objections under subsection (1) shall be made in the prescribed manner.
(3) Such claims and objections shall be determined by the registrar, in the case of claims and objections that ma y affect any list copies of which have been received as mentioned in subsection (1) from him, and by the Deputy Commissioner in any other case.
(4) Decisions by the Deputy Commissioner or by a registrar under subsection (3) shall be subject to appeal to the Commissioner, whose decision shall be final.
(5) Subject as may be prescribed, the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner and every registrar shall regulate his own procedure in determining claims and objections under any of the provisions of subsections (3) and (4).
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(6) The Commissioner shall cause to be made to the central and divisional registers such alterations as may be required to give effect to the decisions on claims and objections.
PART IV GENERAL
Supervision by Elections Commission. [O. 80/1980 15 of 2000]
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Statistics.
16. (1) For the purpose of securing the registration of persons eligible therefore under any order made in pursuance of section 6 and who are qualified to be registered as electors for elections to the National Assembly and of ensuring the effectiveness of the central and divisional registers ( in so far as such persons are registered therein) as registers of such electors, registration pursuant to this Act shall be under the general direction and supervision of the Elections Commission; and, accordingly, article 162 of the Constitution shall apply to this Act.
(2) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that, for the purposes of this section and any regulations relating to the Elections Commission under section 19 (3) (d) or (e), the Elections Commission shall have the like powers, privileges and authority as are conferred on, and may exercise them and otherwise act in the like manner as is provided in relation to, that Commission by article 119 of the Constitution.
17. The Minister responsible for statistics as for the time being assigned may direct the Commissioner to cause any matters or particulars contained in any register established under section 9 to be compiled and tabulated, or to cause any such compilation or tabulation or abstracts thereof or extracts therefrom to be published, with or without observations, for statistical purposes in such manner as the said Minister thinks fit; and the Commissioner shall comply
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with any such directions:
Provided that no publication, or report issued in respect of anything done, in compliance with any such directions as aforesaid shall contain any matters or particulars comprised in any individual registration card so arranged as to enable their identification as being matters or particulars pertaining to any individual person, except with his previous consent in writing.
Expenses in carrying out this Act.
Regulations. [29 of 1990 12 of 1996 15 of 2000] [18 of 2005]
18. There shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament for the purpose all expenses incurred in the execution of the provisions of this Act and any regulations and not otherwise lawfully charged on the Consolidated Fund.
19. (1) Subject to negative resolution of the National Assembly, the Commission may, make regulations —
(a) prescribing remuneration and allowances to be paid to persons appointed under sections 3 and 4;
(b) imposing duties upon applicants for registration pursuant to this Act;
(c) assigning functions to persons employed for the purposes of this Act;
(d) Deleted by Act 18 of 2005
(e) prescribing the grounds on which claims and objections may be made under section 15;
(f) providing for the extension (whether before or after the expiration) of any
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time ending with a prescribed day, or as otherwise prescribed, within which anything is required by or under this Act to be done;
(g) providing for the revision, with reference to such date as the Commission may from time to time appoint, of the central and divisional registers by way of the preparation and publication of preliminary lists, to which sections 14 and 15 shall apply mutatis mutandis, and in particular, with the following modification, that is to say, the substitution of references to the said date for the references in section 14 ( 1 ) to the qualifying date;
(h) prescribing anything to be prescribed under this Act;
(i) generally for the better carrying out of the provisions of this Act.
(2) Any regulation may impose liability to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, on summary conviction of the breach of any regulation.
(3) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions of this section, regulations may—
(a) make provision for specified cases or classes of cases defined by reference to any circumstances specified therein, including provision having due effect outside Guyana;
(b) make different provisions for different cases or classes of cases defined as aforesaid;
(c) impose conditions;
(d) require acts or things to be performed or done to the satisfaction of the Elections Commission or any person referred to in subsection (1) (c);
(e) empower person or the Elections Commission, to require acts or things to be performed or done or prohibit acts or things from being performed or done;
(f) prescribe periods or dates within or on which acts or things shall be performed or done or conditions shall be fulfilled;
(g) provide for appeal against any requirement or prohibition by the Commission or any person as aforesaid under paragraph (e).
19A. (1) the Commission may the determine the nature and content of and publish, every form referred to in section 3(3)(a).
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(2) The Commission shall determine and
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determined by the commission until amended by determination by the Commission.
(3) The Forms in the Schedule to the Regulations shall continue to have effect as though
effect such amendments as may be necessary to any form as determined by the commission and may completely substitute one form for another where circumstances so justify.
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enters in any register established under section 9 the registration record of any person who is not eligible to be registered or the registration record of any fictitious or non-existent person;
(c) wilfully or without reasonable excuse enters any false or incorrect matter or thing upon a registration record or an identification record;
(d) wilfully or without reasonable excuse omits to enter upon a registration record or in any divisional register any relevant matter or thing that he knows or reasonably believes to be true; or
(e) wilfully or negligently otherwise fails in any material respect to perform the undertaking given by hi m in the oath of office,
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars and to imprisonment f o r six months. In this subsection, reference t o a registration record includes reference to any copy thereof prepared under section 7 (1).
(2) If any person, being employed under any officer mentioned in subsection (1), is guilty of any wilful or negligent act or omission in material breach of his duty imposed by this Act or any regulations, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
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PART V MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES
Breach of duty. [29 of 1990 12 of 1996] [18 of 2005]
who— 20. (1) Every officer required to take the oath of office
(a) wilfully or without reasonable excuse, omits to register any person eligible in that behalf;
(b) wilfully or without reasonable excuse
Illegal registration. [29 of 1990 12 of 1996]
Destroying or defacing identification cards or documents. [29 of 1990 12 of 1996]
Making false objection or statement. [29 of 1990 12 of 1996]
Selling, purchasing or
21. Ever y person who procures, or induces another person to procure, his registration in more than one divisional register or more than once in any register established under section 9 shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
22. Ever y per s on who without lawful authority, the proof thereof shall lie upon him—
(a) willfully destroys, mutilates, defaces or makes any alteration to an identification card; or
(b) destroys, mutilates, defaces or removes, or makes any alteration in the central register or any divisional register or any notice published in pursuance of this Act or any document or copy thereof that has been made available for inspection by the public in pursuance of this Act,
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
23. (1) Every person who, upon any grounds that he knows or has reasonable grounds to believe to be false, objects under section 15 to any entry in a list, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand and to imprisonment for six months.
(2) Every person who knowingly makes a false statement for the purpose of being registered, or of remaining registered, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
24. Ever y person who sells or attempts to sell, or purchases or attempts to purchase, or pledges or attempts to
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(3) An action for damages does not lie in respect of the breach of any undertaking or duty referred to in the preceding subsections of this section.
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False registration records and identification cards. [29 of 1990 12 of 1996] [18 of 2008]
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pledge, or receives by way of pledge in any manner whatsoever an identification card shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of two thousand dollars and to imprisonment for three months.
25. (1) Every person who, with intent to deceive, forges or counterfeits any registration record or identification card, or utters any identification card knowing it to be forged, shall be guilty of felony and shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for five years.
(2) In subsection (1, references to forgery and a registration record shall be construed according to the meanings assigned thereto by section 240 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act and section 20 (1), respectively.
(3) Every person who, directly or by implication, falsely represents himself to be the person to whom any identification card refers shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
(4) Every person who gives, lends or otherwise furnishes any identification record for the commission of an offence under the preceding subsection shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
26. Every person who assumes, either in whole or in part, the name, designation or description of any person appointed under section 3 or 4, or appointed as a scrutineer, to which he is not entitled, for the purpose of registering any person under this Act or for any other purpose in connection therewith or of doing any other act which he would not by law be entitled to do on his own authority, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
Divulging and obtaining information without lawful authority. [29 of 1990 12 of 1996]
27. If any person—
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(a) having been employed for the purposes of this Act, without lawful authority publishes or communicates to any person otherwise than in the ordinary course of such employment any information acquired by him in the course of his employment, or
(b) having possession of any information which to his knowledge has been disclosed in contravention of this Act, publishes or communicates that information to any other person, or
(c) in the pretended performance of duties under this Act or any regulations obtains, or seeks to obtain, information which he is not authorised to obtain,
he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
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s. 2 SCHEDULE
OATH OF OFFICE
I............................................................................................do swear [or solemnly affirm] that I will faithfully execute the office of ......................................................................... ..................... in accordance with the National Registration Act, and any regulations made thereunder. So help me God [To be omitted in affirmation].
28. Notwistanding anything in this Act, the Commission may authorise the release of such information as the Commission may deem necessary to facilitate the verification of registrants’ records in any particular case.
29. Anything done prior to the commencement of the National (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2005 (hereinafter, the said Act) in the purported exercise of the powers conferred by theprovisions of this Act as amended by the said Act, and whichwould have been lawful if the said Act had been in force, shall, for all purposes, be deemed to have been lawfully and validlydone under this Act as amended by the the said Act.
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Validation Registration
Auhorisation of disclosure of information by the Commission.
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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
[O. 4/1968 27/1973 70/1980]
Citation.
Registration districts.
NATIONAL REGISTRATION DISTRICT ORDER made under section 5
1. This Order may be cited as the National Registration (Districts) Order 1980.
2. (1) Guyana shall be divided into ten registration districts.
(2)Each of the ten regions of Guyana as constituted under the Local Democratic Organs (Regional Democratic Councils) Order 1980 shall be a registration district for the purposes of paragraph (1) and each registration district shall likewise be distinguished by the name of the corresponding region preceded by the words “The Registration District for”.
SCHEDULE
THE REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR REGION NO. 1
or THE BARIMA/ WAINI REGION
This region extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the watersheds between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Waini Rivers and the Cuyuni and Barima Rivers at its southern extremity and from the Guyana/ Venezuela border at its western extremity to Moruka River at its eastern extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows—
on the north – means low water mark of the Atlantic ocean from Punta Playa to its intersection with the
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northern prolongation of the thalweg of the Moruka River.
on the east – the thalweg of the Moruka River and its northern prolongation from the intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic ocean to its intersection with the thalweg of the Manawarin River; the thalweg of the Manawarin River from its intersection with the thalweg of the Moruka River to its source; the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Manawarin river from its source to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Pomeroon Rivers from its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Manawarin River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Pomeroon Rivers.
on the south – the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Pomeroon Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Waini Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Barama and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Venezuela.
on the west – the common boundary between Guyana and
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Venezuela from the intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Barama Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at Punta Playa.
THE REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR REGION NO. 2
or THE POMEROON/ SUPERNAAM REGION
This region extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the watersheds between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Pomeroon Rivers and the Cuyuni and Supernaam Rivers at its southern extremity and from the Moruka River and the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Waini Rivers at its western extremity to the Essequibo River and the watershed between the tributaries of the Supernaam and Essequibo Rivers at its eastern extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows –
on the north –mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean from its intersection with the northern prolongation of the thalweg of the Moruka River to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River.
on the east – mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River from its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean to its intersection with the northern prolongation of the watershed between the tributaries of the Supernaam and Essequibo River and its northern prolongation from its intersection
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with the mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Essequibo Rivers.
on the south – the watershed between the tributaries of the Supernaam and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Supernaam and Essequibo Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Supernaam and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Pomeroon Rivers.
on the west – the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Waini Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Pomeroon Rivers to its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Manawarin River; the thalweg of the Manawarin River and its southern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Waini Rivers to its intersection with the thalweg of the Moruka River; the thalweg of the Moruka River and its northern prolongation from its intersection with the thalweg of the Manawarin River to its intersection with the low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean.
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THE REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR REGION NO. 3
or THE ESSEQUIBO ISLANDS/ WEST DEMERARA
REGION
This region extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the Arobaio. Makouria and Tiger Rivers and the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Demerara Rivers and the Essequibo and Cuyuni Rivers at its southern extremity to mean low water mark of the Essequibo and Supernaam Rivers at the western extremity and its boundaries and its boundaries are more fully described as follows—
on the north – an imaginary line joining mean low water mark at the mouth of the Essequibo River on its left bank to mean low water mark at the north-western extremity of Tiger Island; mean low water mark on the northern side of Tiger Island from its north-western to its north- eastern extremity; an imaginary line joining mean low water mark at the north-eastern extremity of Tiger Island to mean low water mark at the north-western extremity of the island of Wakenaam from its north-western extremity to its north-eastern extremity; an imaginary line joining mean low water mark at the north-western extremity of the Island of Leguan mean low water mark at the northern side of Leguan from its north-western extremity to its north-eastern extremity; and imaginary line joining mean low water mark at the north-eastern extremity of the Island of Leguan to mean low water mark at the mouth of the Essequibo River on its right bank; mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean from
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the mouth of the Essequibo River on its right bank to mean low water mark at the mouth of the Demerara River on its left bank.
on the east – mean low watermark on the left bank of the Demerara River from its intersection with mean low water of the Atlantic Ocean to its intersection with the thalweg of the Arobaio River.
on the west – the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Supernaam and its northern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with the mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River; mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River from its intersection with a northern prolongation of the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Supernaam Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Essequibo River.
THE REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR REGION NO. 4
or THE DEMERARA/ MAHAICA REGION
This region extends from mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the Mobalissa River and the northern boundary of Lease A7557 at its southern extremity and from the Mahaica River at its eastern extremity to the Demerara River at its western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows—
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on the north—an imaginary line joining mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Demerara River on its left bank to mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Demerara River on its right bank; mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean and its eastern prolongation from mean low water mark at the mouth of the Demerara River on its right bank to the thalweg of the Mahaica River.
on the east – the thalweg of the Mahaica River and its southern prolongation from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the northern boundary of lease A7557 held by Guyana Mining Enterprises.
on the south – the northern boundary of lease A7557 and its eastern and western prolongation from its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Mahaica River to its intersection with the thalweg of the Mobalissa River; the thalweg of the Mobalissa River and its western prolongation from its intersection with the western prolongation of the northern boundary of lease A 7557 to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Demerara River.
on the west – mean low water mark on the left bank of the Demerara River from its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Mobalissa River to its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean.
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THE REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR REGION NO. 5
or THE MAHAICA/ BERBICE REGION
This region extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Abary Rivers and the Berbice and Mahaicony Rivers at its southern extremity and from the Berbice River at its eastern extremity to the Mahaica River at its western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows—
on the north – mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean and its western prolongation from its sub- section with the thalweg of the Mahaica River to its intersection with mean low water mark of the left bank of the Berbice River at its mouth.
on the east – mean low water mark of the left bank of the Berbice River from its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the watershed between the head waters of the Abary River and the tributaries of the Berbice River within the vicinity of the Torani Canal.
on the south – the watershed the head waters of the Abary River and the tributaries of the Berbice River (within the vicinity of the Torani Canal) and its eastern prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River to its intersection with the watershed between the head waters of the Mahaicony River and the tributaries of the Bernice River; the watershed between the
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head waters of the Mahaicony River and the tributaries of the Berbice River from its intersection with the watershed between the head water of the Abary River and the tributaries of the Berbice River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Mahaicony Rivers.
on the west – the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Mahaicony Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice River and the headwaters of the Mahaicony River to its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Mahaica River; the thalweg of the Mahaica River and its southern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Mahaicony River to its intersection with the western prolongation of mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean.
THE REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR REGION NO. 6
or THE EAST BERBICE/ CORENTYNE REGION
This region extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil at its southern extremity and from the Corentyne River at its eastern extremity to the Berbice River at its eastern extremity; the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Canje Rivers, the Berbice and Corentyne Rivers; the Berbice and Essequibo Rivers and the Corentyne and Essequibo Rivers at its western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows—
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on the north – an imaginary line joining mean low water mark at the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Berbice River on its left bank to mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Berbice River on its right bank; mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean from the mouth of the Berbice River on its right bank to mean low water at the mouth of the Corentyne River on its left bank.
on the east – the common boundary between Guyana and Suriname from its intersection with mean low water mark at the mouth of the Corentyne River on its left bank to its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil.
on the south – the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil from its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Suriname to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New Rivers at the headwaters of the New River.
on the west – the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New Rivers from its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries
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of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Demerara Rivers at the headwaters of the Demerara River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Kamwatta and Kuyuwini Rivers, the tributaries of the Berbice River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Kamwatta and Kuyuwini River; and its eastern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Berbice to Bullet Wood Rapids across the Berbice River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Corentyne Rivers at the headwaters of the Haimarakabra River (a tributary of the Corentyne River) from Bullet Wood Rapids to its intersection with the watershed between the Canje and Berbice Rivers; the watershed between the Canje and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the Berbice and Corentyne Rivers to a point 500 feet south the canal line of the Torani Canal; an imaginary line 500 feet south of and parallel to the Torani Canal and its western prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the
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Canje and Berbice Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River; mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River from its intersection with the imaginary line 500 feet south of and parallel to the Torani Canal to its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Berbice River on its left bank.
THE REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR REGION NO. 7
or THE CUYUNI/ MARARUNI REGION
This region extends from the watershed between the tributaries of the Barama and Cuyuni Rivers, the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers, Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers, Supernaam and Cuyuni Rivers and the Essequibo and Cuyuni Rivers at its northern extremity to the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers at its southern extremity and from the Essequibo River at its eastern extremity to the common boundary between Guyana and Venezuela at its western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows—
on the north – the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Barama Rivers from its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Venezuela to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Barama Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers, the
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watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with the watersheds between the tributaries of the Supernaam and Cuyuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Supernaam and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Pomeroon Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Essequibo Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Essequibo Rivers; from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Supernaam Rivers to its intersection with the north western prolongation of the thalweg of Tiger River; the thalweg of Tiger River and its north western prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River.
on the east – mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River from its intersection with the thalweg of Tiger River to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek.
on the south–the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek and its western prolongation from mean low water mark of the left bank of the Essequibo River to its intersection with watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro River,
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the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro River from its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek to its intersection with the northern prolongation of the thalweg of the Karwatsaparu Creek (a left bank tributary of the Ireng River); the thalweg of the Karwatsaparu Creek and its northern and southern prolongation from its intersection with the watersheds between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers to its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil.
on the west – the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil from its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Katwatsaparu Creek to the trijunction point where Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil boundaries meet at Mountain Roraima the common boundary between Guyana and Venezuela from the said trijunction point to its intersection with the watershed between the trijunction of the Barama and Cuyuni Rivers.
THE REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR REGION NO. 8
or THE POTARO/ SIPARUNI REGION
This region extends from the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers at its northern extremity to the watershed between the tributaries of the Siparuni and Rupununi Rivers at its southern extremity and from the common boundary between Guyana and Venezuela at its western extremity to the Essequibo River at its eastern extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows—
on the north – the thalweg of the Karwatsaparu River and its
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southern and northern prolongation from its intersection with common boundary between Guyana and Brazil to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers from its intersection with the northern prolongation of the thalweg of the Karwatsaparu River to its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek; the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek and its western and eastern prolongations from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers to its intersection with the thalweg of the Essequibo River.
on the east – the thalweg of the Essequibo River from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek to its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of an unnamed tributary immediately north of Makari settlement; the thalweg of the said unnamed tributary and its western and eastern prolongations from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of an unnamed tributary immediately north of the Makari Settlement to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the second unnamed tributary on the right bank of the Essequibo
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River immediately north of Pakani Settlement on the south – the thalweg of the second unnamed tributary
and its eastern prolongation immediately north of Pakani Settlement from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the right bank of the Essequibo River; a line joining the said intersection point to the point of intersection of mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River and the thalweg of Ladysmith Creek; the thalweg of Ladysmith Creek and its western prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Rupununi and Kaiparu Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Rupununi and Kaiparu Rivers and its north-western prolongation from its intersection with the western prolongation of Ladysmith Creek to its intersection with the thalweg of the Burro- Burro River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Siparuni and Burro-Burro Rivers and its south-eastern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between tributaries of the Siparuni and Burro- Burro Rivers to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Echilebar River; the thalweg of the Echilibar River and its western and eastern prolongations from its intersection with the watershed between the Ireng and Siparuni
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Rivers to its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil.
on the west – the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil from its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Echilibar River to its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Karwatsaparu River.
THE REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR REGION NO. 9
or THE UPPER TAKATU/ UPPER ESSEQUIBO REGION
This region extends from the watershed between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers; Kaiparu and Rupununi Rivers; Essequibo and Rupununi Rivers at its northern extremity of the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil at its southern extremity and from the watersheds between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New Rivers at its eastern extremity to the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil as its western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows—
on the north – the thalweg of Echilibar River and its eastern and western prolongations from its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Echilibar River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the
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Burro-Burro and Siparuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Burro- Burro and Siparuni Rivers and its south-eastern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers to its intersection with the thalweg of the Burro- Burro River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Kaiparu and Burro-Burro Rivers and its north-western prolongation from its intersection with the thalweg of the Burro-Burro River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Kaiparu and Rupununi Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Kaiparu and Rupununi Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Kaiparu and Burro-Burro Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Kaiparu and Burro-Burro Rivers to its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of Ladysmith Creek; the thalweg of Ladysmith Creek and its eastern and western prolongations from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Rupununi and Kaiparu River to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River. A line joining the intersection of mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River and mean low water mark on the said right bank the thalweg of the said second unnamed tributary and its eastern prolongation from mean low water mark on the right bank of the Essequibo River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo River.
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on the east – the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the second unnamed tributary north of the Pakani Settlement to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New Rivers and its southern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers to its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil.
on the south – the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil from its intersection with the southern prolongation of the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New River to the source of the Takutu River.
on the west – the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil from the source of the Takutu River to its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Echilebar River.
THE REGISTRATION DISTRICT FOR REGION NO. 10
or THE UPPER DEMERARA/ BERBICE REGION
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This region extends from the Makouri River (a right bank tributary of the Essequibo River), Arobaio River (a left bank tributary of the Demerara River); northern boundary of Guymine Lease A7557 and the watersheds between the tributaries of the Berbice and Mahaicony and the Berbice and Abary Rivers at its northern extremity to the Bullet-wood Rapids (Berbice River) and an unnamed tributary north of the Makari Settlement (right bank Essequibo River) at its southern extremity and from the Berbice River and the watershed between the tributaries of the Canje and Berbice rivers as its eastern extremity to the Essequibo River at its western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows—
on the north – an imaginary line joining the intersection of mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River and the thalweg of Tiger River to the intersection point of mean low water mark on the right bank of the Essequibo River and the thalweg of Makouri River; the thalweg of Makouria River and its south eastern prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark of the Essequibo River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Demerara Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Demerara Rivers from its intersection with the south- eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Makouria River to its intersection with the north-western prolongation of the thalweg of the Arobaio River; the thalweg of the Arobaio River and its north-western prolongation from its intersection with the water shed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Essequibo Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Demerara River; an imaginary line joining in
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the intersection of mean low water mark on the left bank of the Demerara River and the thalweg of the Arobaio River to the intersection of mean low water mark of the Demerara River and the thalweg of the Mobalissa River; the thalweg of the Mobalissa River from its intersection with mean low water mark on the right bank of the Demerara River to its intersection with the western prolongation of the northern boundary of Lease A7557 held by Guymine; the northern boundary of Lease A7557 held by Guymine and its eastern and western prolongations from its intersection with the thalweg of the Mobalissa River to its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Mahaica River; the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Mahaica River from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the northern boundary of Lease A7557 to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of Demerara and Mahaicony Rivers; the watersheds between the tributaries of the Demerara and Mahaicony Rivers from its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Mahaica River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Mahaicony and Berbice Rivers at the headwaters of the Mahaicony River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Mahaicony and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Mahaicony and Demerara Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Abary and Berbice Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the
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Berbice and Abary Rivers and its eastern prolongation from its intersection with the water shed between the Mahaicony and Abary Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River; mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Abary Rivers to its intersection with the western prolongation of a line 500 feet south of and parallel to the centre line of the Torani Canal; an imaginary line 500 feet south of and parallel to the Torani Canal and its western prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Canje Rivers.
on the east – the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Canje Rivers from its intersection with a line parallel to and 500 feet south with a centre line of the Torani Canal to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Corentyne and Berbice Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Corentyne and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Canje Rivers to the head waters of the Haimarakabra (a tributary of the Corentyne River).
on the south – the watershed between the tributaries of the right bank Siparuni and Berbice Rivers and its western prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Corentyne Rivers from the
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head waters of the Haimarakabra River to Bulletwood Rapids in the Berbice River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Kamwatta and Kuyuwini Rivers (tributaries of the Berbice River) and its eastern prolongation from Bulletwood Rapids to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Essequibo Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the Demerara and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the first unnamed tributary on the right bank of the Essequibo River immediately north of the Makari Settlement the thalweg of the said first unnamed tributary and its eastern and western prolongations from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Demerara River at the headwaters of the Demerara River to its intersection with the thalweg of the Essequibo River.
on the west – the thalweg of the Essequibo River from its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the said first unnamed tributary to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek from its intersection with the thalweg of the Essequibo River to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River; mean low water mark on the on the left bank of the Essequibo from its intersection with the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek to its intersection with the thalweg of the Tiger River.
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O. 55/1971 NATIONAL REGISTRATION (RESIDENTS) ORDER
made under section 6
Citation. 1. This Order may be cited as the National Registration (Residents) Order 1971.
Registration.
Application.
2. Persons to whom this Order applies shall be registered with reference to the 30th September, 1971, and the registration of those persons upon their application therefor begins on 20th September, 1971, and ends on 30th September, 1971.
3. This Order applies to all persons who at the qualifying date shall have attained the age of fourteen years and are resident in Guyana at the date, not being persons whose names appear on the central register at the coming into force of this Order.
O. 22/1973 NATIONAL REGISTRATION (NON- RESIDENTS) ORDER
made under section 6
Citation. 1. This Order may be cited as the National Registration (Non- Residents) Order.
Registration. 2. Persons to whom this Order applies shall be registered with reference to the 30th September, 1973, and the registration of those persons begins on 15th March, 1973, and ends on 30th April, 1973.
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Application. 3. This Order applies to all persons who, being citizens of Guyana or women married to citizens of Guyana, as at 30th September, 1973, have attained the age of fourteen years and are not resident in Guyana.
O. 23/1973 NATIONAL REGISTRATION (RESIDENTS) ORDER
made under section 6
Citation.
Registration.
Application.
1. This Order may be cited as the National Registration (Residents) Order 1973.
2. Persons to whom this Order applies shall be registered with reference to the 30th September, 1973, and the registration of those persons begins on 15th March, 1973, and ends on 21st March, 1973.
3. This Order applies to all persons who at the 30th September, 1973, have attained the age of fourteen years and are resident in Guyana at that date, not being persons whose names appear on the central register at the coming into operation of this Order.
O. 58/1976 NATIONAL REGISTRATION (RESIDENTS) ORDER
made under section 6
Citation. 1. This Order may be cited as the National Registration (Residents) Order 1976.
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Registration. 2. Persons to whom this Order applies shall be
registered with reference to the 30th September, 1976, and the registration of those persons shall begin on the 19th July, 1976, and end on the 7th August, 1976.
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Application. 3. This Order shall apply to all persons who at the 30th September, 1976, shall have attained the age of fourteen years and are resident in Guyana at that date, not being persons whose names appear on the central register at the coming into operation of this Order.
NATIONAL REGISTRATION (RESIDENTS) REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION
1. Citation. 2. Interpretation. 3. Division of district into registration divisions. 4. Registration offices. 5. Supply of lists of cancellations and registered persons. 6. Manner of application.
7. Allowance, disallowance and election in respect of registration.
8. Revoked 9. Registration cards to be read over and signed. 10. Persons unable to read or write or otherwise
incapacitated. 11. Identification card. 12. Spoilt and disallowed application forms and
registration cards.
6A. Investigation by registration officer. 6B. Submission of completed documents. 6C. Preparation of monthly list. 6D. Merger of list to establish the preliminary list. 6E. Preparation of preliminary list.
13. Correction of mistakes. 14. Claims for corrections. 14A. Change of place of residence 14. B. Change of name or other particulars.
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15. Documents to be safely kept and delivered to registrar by divisional registrar.
16. Performance of one divisional registrar's functions by another.
17. Photograph of registrant. 18. Exemption from taking of photograph. 19. Power of Minister to exempt persons from taking of
identification card by Commissioner. 21. Remedy in respect of undelivered, lost or incorrect
documents or films. 22. Time for preparing and posting up preliminary lists. 23. (1) Claims and objections. 24. Submission of claims and objections. 25. (1) Times for submission and publication of claims
and objections. 26. Review of registration by registrar. 27. Enquiry by registrar. 28. Right of appeal. 29. Notice of appeal to be served on registrar. 30. Registrar to furnish statement of facts. 31. Parties to appeal. 32. Hearing of appeal. 33. Forfeiture of deposit made in respect of claims,
objections and appeals. 34. Commissioner's directions to registrars to rectify
registers, cards, etc. 35. Preparation of revised lists on determination of claims
and objections. 36. Certification and publication of revised lists. 37. Correction of revised list by Commissioner. 38. Cancellation of registration.
photograph. 20.(1) Delivery of documents by registration to
Commissioner. (2) Completion of registration card and
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39. Disposal of disused registration cards and identification cards.
40. Emigration of persons. 41. Replacement of identification cards. 42. Partial or total loss of registration cards. 43. Forms. 44. Interpreter. 45. Authorised disclosures to Police. 46. Indication of regulations to govern execution of
Commissioner's directions. 47. Extension of time. 48. Service of document. 49. Deference to authority to Elections Commission. 50. Offence.
SCHEDULE—Forms.
NATIONAL REGISTRATION (RESIDENTS) REGULATIONS1
Citation. 1. These Regulations may be cited as the National Registration (Residents) Regulations.
Interpretation. [Reg. 7/1973 Reg.8/2005]
2. (1) In these Regulations—
“application” means an application for registration;
“Form” means Form in the Schedule;
“identity number” means the serial number printed on a person’s registration card and entered in his
1 Nothing in these Regulations are to apply to matters provided for in the National Registration Regulations; see regulation 32 of the latter Regulations.
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identification card or to be entered therein;
“list” means a preliminary list of persons prepared under section 14 and includes any list affixed under subsection (1) of section 15;
“registered” means registered under the Act;
“registrant” means any person whose registration is allowed by a divisional registrar;
“registration office” means the office of a registrar, deputy registrar or divisional registrar;
“section” means a section of the Act.
(2) The provisions of section 2(2) shall, as they apply in relation to a person’s residence, apply in relation to a person’s other particulars required for his application and registration record, and these Regulations shall be construed accordingly.
(3) In these Regulations reference to a qualifying date in relation to the preparation or revision of a preliminary list is a reference to such date as may be appointed by directions under section 14(1).
Division of district into registration divisions.
[Reg.8/2005]
3. (1) In determining the boundaries of registration divisions the Commissioner shall have regard to geographical and other factors which may affect facility of registration or communications within such registration divisions.
(2) The Commissioner may from time to time increase or decrease the number of registration divisions within a registration district and vary the boundaries of any such registration division.
(3) Where the Commissioner makes any change in
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the number or boundaries of registration divisions within any
registration area to make the requisite adjustments to the divisional registers and notify such registered persons as may be affected by the change.
Registration offices. [Reg.8/2005]
Supply of lists of cancellations and registered persons. [Reg. 8/2005].
Manner of application. [Reg. 2/1968 Reg. 8/ 2005]
4. (1) Regis t rat io n officers shall use as their offices for the performance of duties assigned to them by these Regulations such placed as may be appointed by the Commissioner, who may also, if he thinks fit, appoint a place for use as aforesaid by any Assistant Registration officer.
(2) The Commissioner shall cause to be published in the Gazette and in a newspaper circulating in Guyana the addressed of the registration offices.
5. The Commissioner shall from time to time communicate to every registration officer the names, addresses, occupations and identity numbers of all persons—
(a) who are registered in the central register;
(b) whose registrations have been cancelled, and the dates of such cancellation.
6. (1) A registration officer shall tender application forms and receive applications from eligible persons:
Provided that applications for the registration of persons referred to in proviso (a) to section 6(4) o f t h e A c t and who are resident at the qualifying date in any registration
registration area, he shall direct the registration officer of such
division may be made to the registration officer therefor, who shall furnish application forms to such applicants, at the office established for the purpose under that proviso;
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(a) furnish the particulars regarding himself as at the qualifying date which are required for the purpose of completing Form R 01;
(b) furnish such documentary or other proof of any of the particulars referred to in sub-paragraph (a), including his birth certificate, as the registration officer may in any particular case reasonably require to satisfy himself of the truth thereof:
(c) comply with such requirements of the registration officer as may be reasonably necessary for the measurement and recording of his height;
(d) comply with such requirements of the registration officer as may be reasonably necessary for the taking and recording of his fingerprints as may be determined by the Commission;
(e) answer any questions which the registration officer may in any particular case, reasonably consider necessary to put for the purpose of enabling him to decide whether the applicant is eligible to be registered as resident in the registration officer’s registration division at the qualifying date.
(2) Every person making any such application as aforesaid shall—
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(3) Every application under this regulation shall—
(a) be in Form R 01;
(b) be in triplicate;
(c) subject to paragraph (4), be completed on the part of the applicant in the presence of the registration officer and scrutineers, if the scrutineers are present;
(d) subject to regulation 10, be signed by the applicant; and
(e) have a printed serial number,
and the applicant shall be classified therein as Category A, in any case where his particulars are such as to qualify him for electoral registration as mentioned in section 14(1) of the Act, and as Category B in any other case.
(4) The process of continuous registration under section 6 of the Act shall be conducted every working day as may be determined by the Commission.
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elector, may require that person to produce certificate of naturalization, registration or other proof that he is either a citizen of Guyana or a citizen of a Commonwealth country domiciled and resident in Guyana
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verify the residency and identity of the applicant.
(5) Where the registration officer is satisfied that the applicant is eligible to be registered, the registration officer shall prepare an application in triplicate in Form R 01 to be signed by the applicant.
(2) The registration officer may require every applicant for registration to give him such further information as will facilitate him in the discharge of his functions under these regulations.
(3) The registration officer shall, subject to directions of the commissioner, cause investigations to be made and hold enquiries as he deems necessary to satisfy himself as to the applicant’s eligibility or otherwise to be registered as an elector, and
order production of any documents that he may deem necessary and receive and record any evidence adduced.
(4) the registration officer may conduct an investigation into the facts set out in each application eceived by him in Form R 02 to
Submission of completed documents. [Reg. 8/2005
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for that purpose, he may summon witnesses or
6B. (1) The registration officer shall as soon as may be practicable, forward in the manner directed bythe Commissioner the original and duplicate of registration records withphotographs affixed.
(2) On receipt of the documents referred to in paragraph (1) Commissioner shall –
(a) ensure that the particulars are validated before the information is encoded;
(b) thereafter cause the national identification card to be produced; and
(c)filed the original Form R 01 as part of the official records.
(3)The duplicate of the application for registration, Form R 01, shall be returned and shall be maintained in the office of the registration officer in alphabetical order according to the surnames with registration divisions.
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Allowance, disallowance and election in respect of registration [Reg. 8/2005].
7. (1) If a registration officer, on receipt of an application for the registration of any person in reference to his registration area, is satisfied that there is no previous application by that person for such registration with reference to the qualifying date the application in Form R 01 so received may be granted.
(2) If the registration officer is not satisfied as mentioned in paragraph(1) he shall cancel the person’s application by writing thereon the word “disallowed”, issue to him a notice of disallowance in Form R 06 where his reason for the disallowance shall be be set out.
(3) Any person who is aggrieved by the decision of the registration officer under paragraph (2) may within 10 days from the date of the notice of disallowance, tender a notice of appeal, to the commissioner on Form R 07 through the registration officer.
Preparation of monthly list. [Reg. 8/2005
Merger of list to establish the preliminary list. [Reg. 8/2005
Preparation of preliminary list. [Reg. 8/2005
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(4) The national identification card in respect of each applicant shall be prepared by the commissioner and shall bear his facsimile signature.
(5) Every national identification card shall bear a serial number and such other identification features necessary to identify the applicant as the person whom he claims to be, and such identification features
signature or an imprint of the applicant’s left thumb.
6C. The registration officer as directed by the commissioner shall publish a monthly supplementary list of all the persons who make claims to entry in the preliminary list, corrections of particulars and requests for transfer by posting such list in their respective offices and withineach registration division.
6D. The commissioner shall within the prescribed time, merge the monthly supplementary listd with the official list which was used to commence continuous registration.
6E. The Commission shall direct the preparation of the preliminary list and the conduct of claims and objections in accordance with sections 14 and 15 of the Act.
may be in the form of the applicant’s facial photograph, facsimile
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Registration cards to be read over and signed. [Reg. 8 /2005]
Persons unable to read or write or otherwise [Reg. 8/2005]
8. Revoked by Reg 8 of 2005
9. (1) After the applicant’s particulars as at the qualifying date which are required under the preceding regulation by the said form have been entered therein, the registration officer shall sign it and, subject to regulation 10, shall require him to read his registration record, for the purpose of ensuring that its contents are true and correct, and sign it as a registrant.
(2) The registration officer shall take and record on the original and duplicate registration record the left thumb print of the registrant or, if that is not practicable, some other single finger print with a note indicating which of the registrant's other fingers is so printed, and the registrant shall comply with such requirements of the divisional registrar as may be reasonably necessary for the purpose.
(3) Subject to regulation 18, the registration officer shall give the triplicate of the completed Form, R-01 to the registrants.
such witness (if any) of his choice as is present, the contents of the registration record for the purpose of ensuring that the contents are true and correct.
(2) Where the person is unable to sign his name , the registration officer shall take and record in place of such signature, the person’s left thumb print or, if that is not practicable, some other single fingerprint with a note indicating which of the person’s other fingers is so printed, and shall initial that print; and the person shall comply with such requirements of the registration officer as may be reasonably necessary for the purpose.
R 01, the registration officer shall read over to him , before 10. (1) Where a person is unable to read the entries in Form
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incapacitated.
Spoilt and disallowed application forms and registration record. [Reg. 8/ 2005]
(2) Where the person is unable to sign his name, the
(3) If by reason of any physical defect or injury it is impracticable to comply with any requirement that some finger of a peron ( other than his left thumb) be printed under the foregoing provisions of these Regualtions the registration officer shall enter and sign a note to that effect, and of the reason, in place of such print.
11. Revoked by Reg. 8 of 2005
12. (1) A registration officer, if satisfied that the application form or a registration record of any person cannot conveniently be used or that any such form or record, having been partly prepared, cannot conveniently be completed, shall cancel it by writing the word “spoilt” thereon, without prejudice to the completion of another such form or record in respect of that person.
(2) If, before completion of an application form or registration record which has been partly prepared, the registration officer is satisfied that he should issue, or ought to have issued, a notice of disallowance under the provisions of regulation 7(2), he shall cancel such form or record, as the case may be, and thereupon comply with those provisions in so far as applicable.
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Correction of mistakes. [Reg. 8/ 2005]
registration record of any person which has been caused by inadvertence may be corrected or supplied by way of the requisite alteration being made thereto by the registration officer of the registration area where the person’s registration was made or effected, as the case may be.
(2) Every alteration made pursuant to this regulation by a registration officer shall be signed by him; the alteration shall be signed by the person to whom the record relates, who shall, in addition, sign such corresponding alteration to the duplicate and triplicate of the record (as the case may be).
(3) Regulation 10 shall apply mutatis mutandis in relation to alterations made by a registration officer under this regulation and their signing by the said person as that regulation applies in relation to the contents of a form to which it refers and signature thereof.
(4) Where the registration officer makes any alteration under this regulation, he shall give to the said person notice thereof, which may be sent by registered post to his last known address.
(5) Reference in the foregoing provisions of this regulation to the making by the registration officer of any alteration to a registration record shall be construed to include reference to his making the same in his files or divisional register, and to his causing it to be made
thereof.
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(6) Upon notification of any alteration by a registration officer pursuant to this regulation, to any original or copy of the relevant registration record which is kept by him; and the Commissioner, instead of the registration officer (notwithstanding the provisions of any regulation), shall initial every alteration made under this paragraph.
(7) Where the description of the address of any person has been altered by lawful authority, the foregoing provisions of this regulation shall apply to any resulting inaccurate address in his registration record as they apply to any error mentioned in paragraph (1).
Claims for corrections
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14. (1) Any person registered for the purposes of any order made under section 6(1)—
(a) being a person who believes that any error or omission has been made in his application or registration record, may, on or before the qualifying date or the day appointed by such order for the end of the registration of applicants, whichever is later, submit a claim to the registration officer in whose divisional register the person is registered; or
(b) being a person who desires to notify the registration officer aforesaid of any changes occurring after the qualifying date in the particulars recorded by way of such registration, may, after the
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expiration of such period following the c e r t i f i c a t i o n of revised lists of persons registered for the said purposes as is mentioned in regulation 37, submit a claim to the registrar, to make the requisite alteration:
Provided that where the alteration is claimed under subparagraph (a) in consequence of the person’s change of residence from one district to another on or before the qualifying date, or under subparagraph (b) in consequence of such a change after the said date, the claim shall be submitted to the registration officer for the latter district.
Form R 03.
(2) Any such claim by a person registered for the purposes of any order as aforesaid shall be in writing in Form 5 and, in the case of Form R 03 a claim under paragraph (1) (a) in respect of any alteration which entails a change of the claimant's registered name, address, occupation, identity number or category mentioned in regulation 6(3), shall be determined under paragraph (3) or (4) of this regulation, so that the alteration (if any) required in consequence of such determination may be made, prior to the completion of preparation of the list of persons registered for the purposes of the said order.
(3) The registration officer may allow a claim made under paragraph (1) and, in that event, he shall make the requisite alteration to the application form or the registration record, as the case may require, initial such alteration and, in the case of a change referred to in subparagraph (b) of that paragraph, insert the date of such change.
(4) A registration officer who is not satisfied that any claim made under the said paragraph should be allowed shall hold a public enquiry to determine the matter:
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Provided that in the case of a claim under paragraph (1) (a), whenever such registration officer is satisfied that the matter may be determined under regulation 27 in the event of a claim being made under regulation 23(1) for the purpose, he shall, without prejudice to the making of such a claim, disallow the first-mentioned claim and shall notify the claimant accordingly.
(5) Regulation 13(4), (5) and (6), and regulations 27 to 33 (inclusive), in so far as applicable, shall apply mutatis mutandis in relation to an alteration in accordance with paragraph (3), and an enquiry and decision under paragraph (4), respectively, of this regulation.
(6) Where the registration officer allows a claim in respect of a change of residence and such change is from one registration division to another within his district he shall make the necessary transfers in his files and divisional registers and where such change is to his district from another district, he shall arrange for the necessary transfers with the registration officer of the last- mentioned district.
(7) Where the registration officer allows a claim under paragraph (l) (a) in respect of a change of the name of any person, he shall make or cause to be made the requisite alteration to such person's application and shall cause a new registration record to be prepared for him and shall give any directions which he considers expedient for the purpose.
(8) Where any claim in respect of a registration record is allowed and such record is incapable of accommodation the requisite alternation, the registration officer shall attach to the said record a continuation r e g i s t r a t i o n r e c o r d bearing t h e same identity number as the first- mentioned record and make such alternation on the continuation record; and reference in paragraph (5) to any alternation includes a reference to any such attachment.
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14A. (1) An elector who has changed his place of
change of residence in form R 04 to the registration officer of the division concerned.
(2) Upon receipt of a notice referred to in paragraph (1), the registration officer shall, if he is satisfied as to the identity of the person giving the notice and the correctness of the other particulars contained therein, make such arrangements for the change to be verified in accordance with Form R 02.
(3) The registration officer shall cause an investigation to be made in connection therewith, and upon receipt of any report thereon, he shall, if he is then satisfied, validate the application.
(4) The registration officer after validating the application shall, forward the validated application to the commissioner who shall make the necessary adjustment to the registration record of such person in the central register and publish such change.
(5) Where a registered person changes his place of residence from one division to another, he shall give written notice thereof in Form R 04 to the registration officer of the area in which he now resides as a result of his change of residence and thereupon, if the registration officer is satisfied of the correctness of the particulars in the notice, the registration record of such person shall be transferred to the divisional register for that division in which he resides.
Provided that no elector may be transferred from one divisional register at any time after the National Assembly has been dissolved.
(6) Where a person who is registered as an elector for a division has ceased to reside in that division, he shall not on that account cease to be qualified to vote in that division unless and until his registration record has been transferred from there to another division.
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14B. (1) Where a registered person changes his name or other particulars in a manner recognized by the law for the time being he shall-
(a) give notice thereof in Form R 03 to the registration officer of the division in which he is registered;
(b) produce to the registration office satisfactory evidence of such change; and
(c) if necessary, surrender to the registration officer his national identification card.
(2) If the registration officer is satisfied as to the identity of the person giving the notice or as to his change of name or other particulars, he shall forward the completed Form R 03 with the supporting documentation to the Commissioner for final validation and adjustment of the central register and the preparation of a new national identification card where applicable.
(3) Where, following upon an investigation made under paragraph (2), the registration officer is not satisfied-
(a) that the person giving notice of a change of name or other particulars is in fact the person to whom the national identification card surrendered by him belongs; or
(b) that there has been any legal change of name, he shall refuse to make any amendment in the record of the elector concerned and shall return the national identification card to the person legally entitled to it;
(c) that there has in fact been any change to particulars other than name.”
Change of name or other particulars.
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Documents to be safely kept by registration.
[Reg. 8/2005]
15. (1) Every registration officer shall keep in a safe place and, to subject to these Regulations, otherwise treat as secret and confidential—
(a) application forms;
(b) registration records;
(c) identification cards;
(d) notices of disallowance of registration; and
(e) acknowledgments under paragraph (1) of regulation 17, received completed or otherwise used by him in the performance of his duties.
(2) The Commission may direct that all cards, forms, and other documents that have been received, completed or otherwise used by the registration officer, in the performance of his duties, and all such documents which were required to be treated by him in the manner provided by the preceding paragraph shall be safely kept.
16. Within any registration division, the registration officer there-for acting on behalf of any other registration officer may, in such circumstances as the Commissioner may direct, obtain applications for registration in reference to such other registration officer’s registration division and perform his functions in connection with any such applications and the applicants’ registration records and identification cards under regulations 6 to 13 (inclusive), 15 and 17, which shall, in so far as applicable, have effect mutatis mutandis for the purposes of this regulation.
Performance of one registration officer’s functions by another. [Reg. 8/2005]
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Exemption from taking of photograph. [Reg. 8/ 2005]
17. (1) After giving to any registrant the triplicate copy of his registration record as required by regulation 9(3), the registration officer shall direct the registrant to deliver the said copy to a registration officer; and every registrant so directed shall, in writing under his hand, acknowledge in the presence of the registration officer such direction.
(2) Regulation 10 shall mutatis mutandis apply in relation to such acknowledgment and signature thereof as it applies in relation to a form to which it refers and signature thereof.
(3) Subject to paragraph (6), the registration officer shall upon delivery to him of the triplicate copy of a registrant's registration record, require the registrant to sign his name on the said copy and take and record his left thumb print thereon or, if that is not practicable, some other single finger print with a note indicating which of the registrant's other fingers is so printed.
(4) The registration officer shall thereafter photograph such registrant, his identity number having been set up on the camera so as to appear on such photograph.
(5) Deleted by Reg. 8 of 2005.
(6) Regulation 10 (2) and (3) shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to the registration officer.
18. (1) Where a registrant objects to the taking of his photograph for the reason that his face is disfigured or on any other grounds he may apply for exemption from compliance with the requirements of regulation 17.
( 7 ) W h e r e a p h o t o g r a p h o f a n a p p l i c a n t h a s b e e n s p o i l t , l o s t o r d a m a g e d, t h e r e g i s t r a t i o n o f f i c e r m a y b y n o t i o n inF o r m R 1 4 r e q u i r e h i m t o h a v e h i sp h o t o g r a p h r e t a k e n a s m a n y t i m e s a s m ay b e n e c e s s a r y t o o b t a i n a s a t i s f a c t o ryp h o t o g r a p h o f t h a t p e r s o n .
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Form R 15.
Power of Commission to exempt persons from taking of photograph. [Reg. 26/1968 Reg. 8/2005]
(2) An application under this regulation shall be in Form R 15 and shall be tendered to the registration officer.
(3) On receipt of such application the registration officer shall determine whether the application shall be granted or refused
(4) If the registration officer grants the application he shall endorse on the application and the registration record of the registrant the words “Exempted from being photographed” together with his signature and shall record the reason for such exemption.
19. (1) The Commission may, in its discretion, exempt any person by notice served on him by registered post, or any class of persons by notice published in the Gazette, from compliance with any of the requirements of regulation 9(3) or regulation 17.
(2) Where any person is exempted under paragraph (1) from compliance with any directions given to him by a registration officer under regulation 17, the Commissioner may direct the registration officer to require the surrender to him by such person of the triplicate copy of his registration record.
(3) Regulations 15 and 19 shall, mutatis mutandis, apply in relation to all triplicate copies of registration records retained under paragraph (1), or obtained under paragraph (2), by registration officer.
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(4) The registration officer shall endorse on the registration record of a person exempted under this regulation the words “Exempted from being photographed”, together with his signature.
[Reg. 8/2005]
20. (1) A registration officer shall, at such times as the Commissioner may direct, transmit to the Commissioner, who shall treat in like manner as for provided by regulation 15(1), the original registration record completed by the registration officer in the performance of his duties under these Regulations and such duplicate copies of registration records as he may have so received under regulation 15 (2) and by virtue of regulation 18.
(2) The Commissioner having received the documents mentioned in paragraph (1) and, where a photograph has been taken in respect of any person, shall cause to prepare the persons national identification card from the particulars on his registration record and photograph attached:
Provided that where such person’s age determined under the proviso to regulation 6(2) (b) has been entered on his registration record in place of the date of his birth, such age with express reference to the qualifying date shall be entered in like place on his national identification card.
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Remedy in respect of undelivered, loss of incorrect documents or films.
Time for preparing and posting up preliminary lists.
Claims and objections. [Reg. 7/1973]
21. (1) Subject to regulation 42, the Commissioner may direct the registration officer, where a document or film sent or required to be sent to the Commissioner under these Regulations is not received by him or is lost, mutilated, defaced or destroyed or there is any error or deficiency therein, to remedy such non delivery, loss, mutilation, defacement, destruction, error or deficiency, as the case may be.
(2) Such remedy shall be effected in conformity with these Regulations, mutatis mutandis, in so far as applicable for the purpose.
(3) A triplicate copy which any person is directed under regulation 17(1) to deliver to an official photographer shall, for the purposes of paragraph (1), be deemed to be a document required to be sent to the Commissioner under these Regulations.
22. (1) Lists shall be affixed under section 15(1) on the second day following that on which directions have been given under section 14 for the preparation of the lists.
(2) Residents shall, under section 14(1), be listed under separate heads with reference to the respective registration divisions in which they are registered as residing on the qualifying date.
23. (1) A claim determinable by a registrar under section 15 (3) may be made on the ground that—
(a) the claimant, not having been listed
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under any head mentioned in regulation 22 (2), should be listed as resident in any registration division comprised in the registrar’s district—
(i) on account of the claimant’s qualifications as mentioned in section 14(1) or his belonging to any class referred to therein, whichever is required under that subsection; and
(ii) by reason of his satisfying the qualification as to residence in such division on the qualifying date;
(b) the claimant is listed as aforesaid by way of an entry which is imprecise or incorrect and should be rectified.
(2) An objection determinable by a registrar under section 15(3) may be made on the ground that—
(a) the entry with respect to any person listed as resident in any registration division comprised in the registrar’s district should not have been made; or
(b) the entry claimed by any person whose claim is deter minable by the registrar, pursuant to paragraph (l)(a) of this regulation, should not be made, on account of such person not being qualified as mentioned in section 14(1) or not belonging to any class referred to therein, whichever is required thereunder, or not having been eligible to be, for the purposes
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mentioned in that subsection, registered as resident on the qualifying date in the registration division in question, provided (in the case of every such objection as aforesaid) that the objector is listed as resident in such registration division.
Form R 01. Form R 03. Form R 09.
[Reg. 8/2005]
Submission of claims and objections. [Reg. 7/1973 Reg. 8/2005]
(3) A claim under paragraph (l)(a) or (b) shall be in Form R 01 or Form R 03, respectively, and an objection under paragraph (2) shall be in Form R 09.
(4) Every reference hereinafter in these Regulations to a registration officer in relation to a claim or objection made under section 15 shall be construed as including a reference to an assistant registration officer.
24. (1) Every claim made under regulation 23(1) shall be submitted with a deposit of two dollars to the registration officer mentioned in such paragraph, and every objection made under regulation 23(2) shall be submitted with a deposit of five dollars to the registration officer mentioned in that paragraph.
(2) Deleted by Reg. 8 of 2005.
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mutandis in respect of anything to be done by the claimant by virtue of this paragraph.
Times for submission and publication of claims and objections. [Reg. 7/1973 Reg. 8/2005]
Form R 08
Form R 10. .
25. (1) Every such submission shall be made, in the case of a claim, within eleven days after the day prescribed by regulation 22(1) and, in the case of an objection, within two days after the day prescribed by paragraph (2)(a) of this regulation.
(2) Every registration officer shall—
(a) on the first day after the expiration of the time prescribed by paragraph (1) for the submission to him of claims relating to any registration division, cause a list of such claims in Form R 08; and
(b) on the first day after the expiration of the time pre scribed by paragraph (1) for the submission to him of objections relating to any registration division, cause a list of such objections in Form R 10. and a notice in Form R 10 of the commencement of the public enquiry mentioned in regulation 26, to be affixed to each of not less than two buildings in such registration division.
26. (1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this regulation every registration officer shall hold a public enquiry which shall commence not later than the fourteenth day after the expiration of the time referred to in regulation 25(2)(b) and at which claims and objections duly submitted to, and received by, him in pursuance of regulations 23 and 24 and regulation 25(1) shall be investigated and determined.
Review of registration by registration officer. [Reg. 8/ 2005]
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(2) Every registration officer may, without holding a public enquiry, allow claims submitted in accordance with regulation 23 if—
(a) no notice of objection thereto has been submitted; and
(b) he is satisfied that the claim may be duly allowed.
(3) When a registration officer allows any claim without holding a public enquiry he shall notify his decision to the Commissioner.
Enquiry by registrar. [Reg. 7/1973 Reg 8/2005]
27. (1) The registration officer shall give notice of every public enquiry into a claim or objection—
(a) in the case of a claim under regulation 23(l)(a), to the registration officer who disallowed the claimant's registration or prepared his registration records in reference to any registration division;
(b) in the case of a claim under regulation 23(l)(b), to any person objecting thereto under regulation 23(2)(b) and to any registration officer who disallowed the claimant’s registration or prepared his registration record in reference to any registration division;
(c) in the case of an objection, to the claimant or other person to whom the entry objected to relates, and to the registration officer who prepared the registration record of such other person (if any); and
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(d) to the claimant or objector, as the case may be :
Provided that no failure to give notice of the public enquiry to any party or registration officer shall affect the validity of any proceedings at the enquiry or under any of the following provisions of this regulation.
Form R 11.
(2) A notice under paragraph (1) to a party shall be given in Form R 11 not less than two days before such day as shall be fixed for enquiry into the claim or objection, as the case may be, without prejudice to the registration officer’s power to adjourn the enquiry as he thinks fit; and any such notice may be given to a party by sending it by registered post to his last known address.
(3) The registration officer who shall have all the powers of a magistrate, in relation to the summoning and examining of witnesses, may summon such witnesses and order the production of any document that he may consider necessary.
(4) The registration officer shall permit any party referred to in paragraph (l)(a), (b), (c) or (d), and any witnesses summoned under paragraph (3), to appear before him and be heard.
(5) The registration officer may require any person at the enquiry to testify upon oath or affirmation and in such case shall administer the oath or take the affirmation.
(6) The registration officer shall make and keep a record of such proceedings at the enquiry, in such form, as the Commissioner shall direct and the record shall show the reasons for the registration officer’s decision.
(7) Forthwith upon the completion of a public enquiry under regulation 25(1), the registration officer shall inform the
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Commissioner of his decisions.
(8) Any person who fails without reasonable excuse (the proof whereof shall lie upon him) to comply with any summons, order or requirement of the registration officer pursuant to paragraph (3) or (5) or, before the registration officer at a public enquiry, makes a statement that he knows or has reasonable grounds to believe to be false, or does not believe to be true, in any material respect shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of two hundred and fifty dollars or to imprisonment for six months.
Right of appeal. [Reg. 6/1968 Reg. 8/2005]
Notice of appeal to be served on registration officer
[Reg. 8/ 2005]
Registration officer to furnish statement of facts. [Reg. 8/ 2005]
28. Any party mentioned in regulation 27(4) may appeal from the decision of the registration officer to the Commissioner.
29. (1) Any such party desiring to appeal from the decision of a registration officer shall, within seven days after the date on which the decision was given, serve a written notice of appeal on the registration officer specifying on the list and entry in respect of which the claim or objection in question was made and the grounds of appeal.
(2) The registration officer shall cause such notice of appeal to be forwarded to the Commissioner and a copy thereof to be served on the opposite party, if any, forthwith upon receipt thereof at his registration office.
(3) Every notice of appeal shall be accompanied by a deposit of ten dollars and may be served on the registration officer by sending it to him by registered post.
30. (1) The registration officer shall forward to the Commissioner a statement of the material facts which in his opinion were established at the hearing of the objection or claim in respect of which an appeal is facts, brought and of his decision upon the whole matter and upon any point specified as a ground of appeal.
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(2) The registration officer shall furnish the Commissioner
with such other information in his possession as the Commissioner may require.
(3) The Commissioner shall on the application of any other party to the appeal, furnish that party with a copy of the statement of the registration officer under paragraph (1).
(4) Where it appears to the registration officer from the notices of appeal that any appeals are based on similar grounds he shall so inform the Commissioner and, without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred upon him by section 15(5), the Commissioner may, if he thinks fit, consolidate such appeals.
Parties to appeal.
[Reg. 8/2005]
Hearing of appeal.
[Reg. 8/2005]
31. On any appeal under regulation 28, the registration officer and the opposite party, if any, shall be the respondents.
32. (1) The Commissioner shall give notice of the hearing of an appeal, and of such place as shall be fixed therefor, to each of the parties to the appeal not less than three days before such day as shall be fixed for the hearing, but without prejudice to the Commissioner’s power to adjourn the hearing as he thinks fit; and any such notice may be given by sending it by registered post to the party's last known address.
(2) The Commissioner shall permit any party to the appeal to appear before him and be heard.
(3) If, on the day of hearing the appellant does not appear, the matter shall be struck out and the decision of the registration officer affirmed.
(4) The Commissioner shall for the purposes of the hearing of any appeal, have the like powers in relation to summoning and examining witnesses, ordering the production of documents, and administering oaths and
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affirmations, as are vested in a registration officer by regulation 27.
(5) Regulation 27(8) shall, mutatis mutandis, apply in relation to the Commissioner and the hearing of an appeal as it applies in relation to the registration officer and a public enquiry respectively.
(6) The Commissioner shall make and keep a record of such proceedings at the hearing of an appeal, in such form, as he thinks fit and the record shall show the reasons for his decision
33. Revoked by Reg. 8 of 2005
34. (1) For the purpose of causing alterations to be made as required by section 15(6) and incidental alterations, the Commissioner shall issue such directions to registration officer, whether for the purposes of the registration of successful claimants or the cancellation of any person’s registration or the rectification of any registration records or the transfer from one divisional register to another of any person's registration successfully objected to in respect of the former but thereupon shown by him to be appropriate for the latter register, or otherwise, as may be requisite.
(2) Such alterations and directions shall be carried out in conformity with these Regulations, mutatis mutandis, in so far as applicable for the purpose.
(3) Where, for any such purpose as aforesaid, a
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person’s records in the central and divisional registers are dealt with in any manner, the original and duplicate of his application shall respectively be dealt with in corresponding manner.
Preparation of revised lists on determination of claims and objections. [Reg. 6/1968 7/1973 15/1973]
Certification and publication of revised list. [Reg. 8/2005]
35. The Commissioner shall revise the first (including that for each registration division) by way of the annexation thereto of supplementary lists in such form as determined by the Commissioner containing all such changes and additions to the list (including that for any registration division) as are necessary from time to time by virtue of the final determination of claims and objections or by virtue of the Commissioner being satisfied that at the time of the publication of the preliminary list entries thereof were omitted and a supplementary list, together with the list or that for any division shall constitute the revised list or that for the respective division, as the case may be, at the date of the latest of such supplementary list.
36. (1) A sufficient number of copies of the revised list for each Certification registration division comprised in any area shall be certified and revised sent to the registration officer for such area by the Commissioner.
(2) The registration officer shall cause a copy of such list to be affixed to each of not less than two buildings in that registration division and notice that a copy thereof is open for inspection at his registration office shall be published in the Gazette.
37. If within the period of twenty-one days after he had certified lists, the Commissioner is satisfied that any entry or omission in any list as revised pursuant to regulation 35 is incorrect through inadvertence in the course of such revision, he shall make or cause to be made the requisite correction to that list and such copy thereof as is open for inspection at any registration office and the Commissioner shall give to the person to whom such correction relates
Correction to revised list by Commissioner.
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notice thereof, which may be sent by registered post to his last known address.
Cancellation of registration. [Reg. 8/2005]
38. (1) A registration officer shall cancel the registration of any person if—
(a) the registration officer is satisfied that such person is dead;
(b) a new registration record is to be prepared for him;
(c) the registration officer is directed so to do under regulation 34;
(d) such registration was effected in contravention of section 11(1);
(e) the registration officer is satisfied that such person is not qualified to be registered:
Provided that no cancellation shall be made under this sub paragraph after the commencement of the preparation under subsection (1) of section 14 of any list in which the person should be listed pursuant to such registration.
(2) Where a new registration record is to be prepared for any person, the registration officer shall cancel such person's registration record for which the new registration record shall be substituted; and where a person’s registration is discovered to have been effected in contravention of section 11(1), the registration officer shall cancel the registration record prepared for the purposes of such registration.
(3) The registration officer shall give notice to a person whose registration he intends to cancel under paragraph (1) (b), (c), (d) or (e)—
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(a) setting out the reason why he intends to cancel such registration;
(b) indicating the time when he intends to cancel such registration; and
(c) requiring such person to produce to the registration officer before such time any identification record issued in consequence of such registration.
Form R 16.
(4) A notice under paragraph (3) shall be in Form R 16 and may be sent by registered post to such person's last known address.
(5) If a person to whom any such notice of intended cancellation under paragraph (1) (d) has been sent satisfies the registrar that the cancellation of his registration is not justified, the registration officer shall not cancel the registration, and if so satisfied after he has cancelled the registration he shall restore the registration and make the necessary correction to the registration record.
(6) Where the registration officer cancels the registration of any person under this regulation he shall stamp or write the word “cancelled”, and date and initial the same, on the face of his registration record and application pertaining to such registration or, in the case of any cancellation under paragraph (l)(b), on the face of the registration card to be replaced.
(7) Regulation 13(5) and (6) shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to the stamping or writing of the word "cancelled" and the dating of the same, under the last preceding paragraph, on a registration record a n d a p p l i c a t i o n as they apply to any alteration thereto under that regulation.
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Disposal of disused registration records and identification records. [Reg. 8/2005]
(8) Every person who is required by virtue of section 10, 12, 14 or 33 of the Deceased Persons Estates’ Administration Act to make or cause to be made an inventory shall forthwith, upon be- coming so required, transmit to the Commissioner any identification record issued to the deceased, together with notice of his death in Form R 12.
(9) Any person who, without reasonable excuse (the proof whereof shall lie upon him), fails to produce his identification record to the registration officer when required to do so under paragraph (3)(c), or contravenes paragraph (8), shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for three months.
39. (1) The Commissioner and the registration officers shall remove cancelled records from the central and divisional registers, respectively, and shall keep them separately.
(2) The Commissioner and the registration officers shall keep such records for a period of two years or for any greater period that the Commissioner may in special circumstances think fit, and on the expiration of such period, they shall destroy such records.
(3) Registration officers shall send all records which have been used but have not been completed to the Commissioner who shall keep them in safe custody, and on expiration of one year after the date of their receipt shall destroy them.
(4) The Commissioner shall keep a record of the identity numbers on registration records destroyed by him under this regulation.
(5) Registration officers shall send to the Commissioner such identification records produced under regulation 38(3) (c) as were issued to persons whose registration is cancelled, and the Commissioner shall destroy them; and, as soon as the Commissioner shall have satisfied himself that the
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registration of any person whose identification record has been transmitted under paragraph (8) of that regulation is cancelled, the Commissioner shall destroy such record.
Emigration of persons [Reg. 8/2005]
40. (1) The Chief Immigration Officer shall, from such day as may be appointed by the first order under section 6(1) for the commencement of registration, cause everyone leaving or returning to Guyana to be required to disclose to the best of his knowledge whether he is a registrant or registered person leaving or returning as aforesaid in the course of any change in his residence and, if so, his residential address as shown on his registration record.
(2) The Chief Immigration Officer shall send to the Commissioner once in every three months a report of the names, the dates of departure from Guyana or return to Guyana, as the case may be, and the residential addresses, as disclosed under the preceding paragraph, of all persons who have, prior to the date of such report, disclosed any such change as mentioned in that paragraph and whose departure or return on the said dates has not been referred to in any previous report under this paragraph:
Provided that the interval between the dates of any such reports shall be such period as the Commissioner may direct in any particular case and, in the absence of such direction, shall not exceed three months.
(3) The Commissioner shall, in so far as practicable, ascertain to his satisfaction whether a change in the residence or domicile of every person named in each report as aforesaid has taken place and, in the event of a change in that person’s residence being so ascertained, his new residential address; and the Commissioner, when satisfied that it is requisite so to do, shall cause the person’s registration to be cancelled under regulation 38(1) (e), or to be altered as if a claim had been made in that behalf under regulation 14(1), as the circumstances permit.
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Replacement of identification cards. [Reg. 8/2005]
Form R 05.
41. (1) The Commissioner shall issue an identification card (hereinafter called a replacement identification card) to replace a national identification card issued to any registered
a result of any change of or in his registration under these Regulations vary from particulars which were entered in the national identification card to be replaced or if upon the registered person’s record it is shown to the satisfaction of the Commissioner that such card has been lost, destroyed, or damaged or does not conform to the requirements of regulation 20 (a) and (b):
Provided that an omission from such card in contravention of those requirements may be provided by the Commissioner upon submission of the card to him by the person to whom it was issued.
(2) An application for a replacement of a national identification card under the preceding paragraph shall be in Form R 05.
(3) Where a national identification card issued to any person –
(a) has been lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged, mutilated or defaced; or
(b) is discovered to contain information given by such person which is inaccurate or incorrect,
he may apply to the registration officer of the area in which he resides for a replacement of the national identification card, and the registration officer , if he is satisfied that the application is a bona fide one, shall recommend the issue to that person of a replacement national identification card.
(4) Whenever a registration officer recommends the replacement of a national identification card, he shall –
(a) forward to the Commissioner of Registration the original of Form R 05 of that person; and
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identification card as required by regulation 20 (a) may be prepared from the film from which the print (if any) attached to the
(b) transmit, the national identification card if available to the Commissioner.
(5) The Commissioner shall verify the information on Form R 05 before a new card is prepared for the registrant.
(6) Whenever the Commissioner issues a replacement national identification card he shall make or cause to be made an entry in the appropriate record showing the date of issue of the replacement national identification card and shall notion the appropriate registration officer of the issue of such card.
(7)The registration officer shall cause an entry to be made in the duplicate of the registration record of person who receives the replacement national identification card.
(8) A registration officer, on being satisfied as to the death of any person registered in his area to whom a national identification card was issued under these regulations, shall as practicable after being so satisfied, require the representative of that person or any person in possession of the national identification card to surrender to him the national identification card that was issued to that person, if the registration officer was satisfied that it is within the power of any such person to do so.
(9) On the expiry of a national identification card the holder shall apply for the renwal of such card in Form R 13.
said person's registration card was prepared.
(4) When attempting to obtain the signature of any such person pursuant to the preceding paragraph, a
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(5) Whenever the Commissioner issues a replacement identification card, he shall make or cause to be made an entry in such space as shall be allocated for remarks on the back of the appropriate registration card showing the date of issue of the replacement identification card and shall notify the appropriate registrar of the issue of such card.
(6) Whenever any registrar is notified under the preceding paragraph of the issue of a replacement identification card to any person, the registrar shall cause a like entry as aforesaid to be made in the duplicate copy of the registration card
Forms.
42. (1) If an original registration record or the duplicate copy thereof is lost, mutilated, defaced, or destroyed, the Commissioner shall cause to be prepared a photostatic copy from whichever remains intact and that photostatic copy shall, to all intents and purposes, be deemed to replace the lost, mutilated, defaced or destroyed registration record or duplicate copy thereof, as the case may be, and shall be dealt with accordingly.
(2) The Commissioner shall make and sign a certificate on the photostatic copy prepared under paragraph (1) to the effect that it is a true and correct reproduction.
(3) If either the original or the duplicate or both of the registration records of an elector is lost, destroyed or damaged, the Commissioner shall prepare a photocopy of the record from the remaining copy or from the computerised database and that copy shall be deemed to replace the lost, destroyed or damaged original or duplicate of the registration record, as the case may be; and the Commissioner shall make and sign a certificate on the photocopy of the record to the effect that it is a true and correct reproduction.
43. (1) Forms prescribed for the purpose of completion by any Forms, claimant, objector, or applicant for exemption from being photographed or replacement of his identification
Partial or total loss of registration records. [Reg. 8/2005]
card, under these Regulations shall be obtainable free of cost at any registration office for that purpose.
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(2) Each registration officer shall be responsible for completing the forms required by these Regulations.
(3) Forms prescribed by these Regulations may be used with such modifications, variations, alterations and additions, as the Commissioner considers expedient in order to facilitate the use of the forms in the due administration of the Act and the Regulations whether generally or in any particular case, from time to time.
Interpreter. [Reg. 8/2005]
Form R 17.
Authorised disclosures to Police.
Indication of regulations to govern execution of
44. (1) W h e n e v e r t h e C o m m i s s i o n e r , r e g i s t r a t i o n officer in performance of his duties does not understand the language spoken by any person he may appoint an interpreter who shall be the means of communication between him and such person.
(2) An interpreter appointed under this regulation shall take an oath in Form R 17.
45. The Commissioner may authorise the communication or delivery of any information acquired for the purposes of the Act, or of any document wholly or partly prepared for those purposes, to any member of the Police Force for ascertainment or investigation of the commission of any offence under the Act or in connection with elections to the National Assembly, and may, for the purposes of the trial of any offence aforesaid, authorise the disclosure or production of any information or document so acquired or prepared.
46. The Commissioner may include in any directions given under regulation 21(1) or 34(1) special indication in writing of any provisions of these Regulations which shall be observed for the purposes of compliance in any respect with
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Commis- sioner’s directions.
Extension of time.
Service of document.
Defererence to authority of Elections Commission. [Reg. 2/1968 26/1968 Reg 8/2005] c. 1:01
Offences. [Reg. 8/2005]
paragraph (2) of either of those regulations and every such indication shall have effect as if provided by that paragraph.
47. (1) Any period, exceeding one day, within which anything is required by the Act to be done may, at any time before or after its expiration, be extended by direction under the hand of the Minister.
(2) The Minister may extend from day to day, by direction given under his hand prior to the expiration of the last- mentioned day in the case of every such extension, the time for doing anything which is required to be done on a day prescribed by these Regulations.
48. Every notice or other document which may, under any provisions of these Regulations, be served on, or given or submitted to, any person by registered post shall also be deemed to be duly served, given or submitted, as the case may be, if delivered to him or (in the case of any officer accommodated under regulation 4(1)) at his registration office by hand.
49. In giving effect to the foregoing provisions of these Regulations, such authority of the Elections Commission as may be exercised in pursuance of article 69 of the Constitution and section 16 shall be duly deferred to.
50. (1) Everyone who—
(a) being an applicant or registrant, without reasonable excuse (the proof whereof shall lie upon him), fails to comply with regulation 6(2) or with any requirement or direction of a divisional registrar under regulation 9 or 17 or regulation 6(2) has been
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entered on his registration regulation 11(1) ;
(b) being an applicant or registrant, refuses to receive the triplicate copy of his registration record to be given to him as required by regulation 9(3) or to permit anything to be read over to him under regulation 10(1);
(c) being an applicant or registrant, in the course of compliance with any requirement of a registration officer under regulation 9(1) or with regulation 10(1), neglects to point out to the registration officer any particular which he knows or has reasonable grounds to believe to be untrue or incorrect, or does not believe to be true and correct, in his application form or registration record, as the case may be;
(d) without reasonable excuse (the proof whereof shall be upon him), refuses to comply with regulation 13(2) in respect of his application or registration record or the duplicate or triplicate thereof;
(e) makes any claim under regulation 14 or 23, or any application under regulation 18 or regulation 41(1) upon any grounds that he knows or has reasonable grounds to believe to be false;
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(f) without reasonable excuse (the proof whereof shall lie upon him), fails, in the course of the preparation of a new registration card for him under regulation 14(7) to comply with any such requirements of a divisional registrar or official photographer with which his compliance is reasonably necessary for the carrying out of any directions given under that paragraph for the purpose of such preparation;
(g) having complied with any direction of a divisional registrar under regulation 17(1), without reasonable excuse (the proof whereof shall he upon him), fails to comply with any requirements of the official photographer which it is reasonably necessary that he comply with for the purposes of regulation 17(3) or (4);
(h) in the course of transmission of any identification card to the Commissioner, falsely represents (whether directly or by implication) such transmission to be for the purposes of regulation 38(8);
(i) without reasonable excuse (the proof whereof shall lie upon him) fails to comply with any requirement under regulation 19 or 40(1);
(j) being an interpreter, wilfully or negligently fails in any material respect to perform the undertaking given by him under regulation 44 (2),
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shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of two hundred and fifty dollars or imprisonment for six months.
(2) For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that no person who is required to furnish any information, particulars or document by or under any such provisions of these Regulations as are referred to in the preceding paragraph complies with such requirement by furnishing any information, particulars or document that he knows or has reasonable grounds to believe to be false, or does not believe to be true or genuine, in any material respect.
(3) Any provision made by paragraph (1) for enforcement of the fulfilment of, or compliance with, any provisions of these Regulations or any direction or requirement for the purposes thereof shall, in relation to the application of those provisions mutatis mutandis under any other provisions of these Regulations, be construed with such modifications and adaptations as are necessary for like enforcement in the case of such application.
Reg. 6 SCHEDULE
FORM 1
District R. Div. No. Serial No.
GUYANA REGISTRATION APPLICATION
Pursuant of Order No. of 20...
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44. The SCh11e to the Principal Regulations is hereby amended by the
substitution for the Form therein of the Forms in the Schedule.
Amendment of Schedule to the Principal Regulations'
(d) by the eletion in sub-paragraph (i) of the words "or 41 (4)"
appea , of the words "registration officer"; and
(c) by the substitution for the words "divisional registrar", wherever they
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