Steve Surujbally

Chairman
Election Commission, Guyana
Focus Area(s): 
Elections
Critical Tasks: 
Voter registration
Interviewers: 
Varanya Chaubey
Country of Reform: 
Guyana
Town/City: 
Georgetown
Place (Building/Street): 
GECOM
Country: 
Guyana
Date of Interview: 
Friday, May 8, 2009
Abstract 
Steve Surujbally discusses the 2006 election in Guyana.  From the broad to the very specific, he touches on a wide variety of issues of logistical operations surrounding the 2006 election. Surujbally brings up voter registration and the issues surrounding preserving the anonymity of voters in rural districts while reporting voting trends of individual districts in an effort to maintain transparency. He also discusses campaign conduct and tensions leading up to the election. 
 
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Steve Surujbally Interview
Profile: 

At the time of the interview, Steve Surujbally was the chairman of the Election Commission in Guyana. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in veterinary science, and was a practicing veterinarian.  He was appointed chairman of the Election Commission after stints with other government agencies, including the Ministry of Agriculture. Surujbally also was a columnist, writing both satirical political articles and response articles in veterinary science.  

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Guyanese
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Keywords 
Voter Registration
voter fraud
polling supplies
monitoring
election security
Election Management Body
Donor Relations
codes of conduct