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Guyana Electoral Legislation
The Constitution of Guyana provides for elections to be held and subject to the Constitution, Parliament may make additional provision for the general conduct of the elections.  Whereas the Constitution embodies the provisions for the qualifications as electors and the like, other provisions deemed necessary for Electoral Reform were initiated by the Constitutional Reform Commission and ratified by Parliament.  

The Representation of the People Act, Cap. 1:03 (with amendments to 13th August, 2006) is the Principal Act that makes provision for the election of members of the National Assembly under a system of proportional representation and for purposes connected therewith.  The Local democratic Organs Act No. 12 of 1980 makes provision for the institution of a country wide system of local government through the establishment of Organs of Local Democratic Power.  The election of members of the Regional Democratic Councils is provided for in this Act.

Constitution of Guyana, Cap. 1:01 Download
Representation of the People Act, Cap. 1:03 Download
Representation of the People (Adaptation and Modification) Act, Cap. 1:09 Download
National Assembly (Validity of Elections) Act, Cap. 1:04 Download
General Elections (Observers) Act, Cap. 1:10 Download

Election Laws, Cap. 1:11

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Electoral Audit (CARICOM) Act, Cap.1:12

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Election Laws (Filling of Vacancies) Act, Cap.1:13

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Constitution Reform Commission Act, Cap.1:14

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Guyana Citizenship Act, Cap. 14:01

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National Registration, Cap. 19:08

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National Registration (Residents Regulations) [Subsidiary], Cap, 19:08 Download

Local Government Act, Cap. 28:02

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Local Authorities (Elections) Act, Cap. 28:03

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Local Authorities (Elections) 1990 Act, Cap. 28:06

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Local Authorities (Organs) 1980 Act, Cap. 28:09

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Audit Act No. 5 of 2004

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Fiscal Management & A accountability Act # 20 of 2003

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Constitution Amendment Act No.2 of 2000

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Elections Laws Amendment Act No.15 of 2000

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