Monday 1 June, 2020

Guyana: Opposition reports defective ballot stamps

The main Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) has reported that ballots stamps at several polling stations along the East Coast in Demerara are not imprinting the six digit code.

In a post to Facebook, PPP/C MP Mohabir Anil Nandlall said: “At several Polling Stations along the East Coast of Demerara the stamp that is being used to imprint the six digit number on the ballot is defective. As a result, only a part of the six digit number is imprinted on the ballot. This is no fault of the voter. GECOM (Guyana Elections Commission) must assume responsibility and culpability if the materials used at the Polling Stations are defective in any form or fashion. Therefore, a ballot cannot be rendered invalid, or be considered spoilt, or be rejected on the basis that the ballot does not bear this stamped six digit number.”


Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield responded to these concerns at a media briefing saying: “If one digit is missing we intend to ensure that the voters’ stamp is very clear.”

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