Saturday 11 July, 2020

Guyana Elections Commission report 'minor' irregularities

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield

The voting process in Guyana is going smoothly despite a few minor hiccups.

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield said they received reports that a plane carrying ballots arrived late due to a safety hazard in a remote location.

But Lowenfield said, “those issues were addressed pretty quickly.”

Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM ) Chairman Justice Claudette Singh said she does not foresee any major problems during and after the polls.

“We had an incident-free Nomination Day, we also had an incident-free day when our disciplined forces cast their ballots and I am looking forward and I know the whole of Guyana is looking forward to an incident-free day," Singh said.

The only issues she encountered were at the Queen’s Town and St Sidwell’s polling stations where a few disabled people experienced problems voting due to stairs.

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