Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Guyana Elections: Special voting has begun

Members of the Guyana Defence Force after they participated in the special voting on Friday. Photo: Department of Public Information Guyana.

Members of the Guyana Defence Force after they participated in the special voting on Friday. Photo: Department of Public Information Guyana.

Members of Guyana’s Disciplined Forces cast their ballots today to mark the start of special voting.

The Disciplined Forces are made up of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Guyana Police Force (GPF) Guyana Fire Service (GFS) and Guyana Prison Service (GPS).

A total of 10,000 members of the Disciplined Forces are eligible to vote.

They will cast their ballots at 60 polling stations across Guyana the will operate until 6 pm.

Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers viewed the polling at Camp Ayangana in Georgetown, where 500 GDF members will vote.

She said the process was going smoothly and polling agents were doing their part to ensure the correct people voted.

Incumbent President David Granger, a retired Brigadier, was also present to view the voting in his capacity as a supervisory agent of the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC).

Granger said he was pleased with the voting process.

Foreign observers from the European Union and Organization of American States were also present at the polling station.

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