GECOM: Elections Recount: National Recount of Ballots Down to 410 boxes

Recount is at Arthur Chung Conference Centre.

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 

The national recount of all ballots from the March 2 polls is winding down.

Tallies from today (June 2), showed that 93 ballot boxes were recounted from the three regions under review.

This has brought the total ballot boxes recounted so far to 1,929 with a remaining 410.

Today 36 ballot boxes were recounted for Region Four, 34 for Region Six and 23 for Region Ten.               

A total of 1, 869 Statements of Recount (SOR) for the General election were tabulated, while 1, 858 for the Regional election were also tabulated.

Analysts say with the current pace of recount, The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) may be well able to complete the process before the new June 13 deadline.

The national recount of the March 2, 2020 General and Regional elections continues tomorrow at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.


PPP/C leading APNU+AFC by over 18,000 votes

-with 80% of ballot boxes tabulated

With just about 80% of ballot boxes tabulated the People’s Progressive Party/Civic leads the APNU+AFC Coalition by more than 18,000 votes at the General Elections.

According to the tabulation figures published by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) at the end of day 28 a total of 1,869 General Statements of Recount (SORs) and 1,858 Regional SORs have been recorded including the complete count for Districts One, Two, Three, Five, Seven, Eight and Nine.

These SORs show a total of 162,557 votes for the incumbent APNU+AFC compared to 180,732 votes for the PPP/C. The six other parties which contested the General Elections have so far secured a combined total of 7,073 of the votes cast.


GPF refutes claims of providing false information to GECOM

stands by information provided to GECOM

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Guyana Police Force is refuting claims that it has provided the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) with false immigration information.

This follows the publication of an article in Kaieteur News dated June 2, 2020, under the headline “Top Cop gives false information to Claudette Singh.”

The article is suggesting that the immigration information provided by the Force is false and that several persons who are named on the list, never left the country and are still in the jurisdiction.

However, the Force in a statement stated that “the Administration of the Force iterates that migration data produced by the Immigration Department of the Guyana Police Force is generated through its record system which includes an Electronic Border Management System.”

The GPF further stressed that the system “does not record persons who travelled illegally” and that it “stands by the information provided to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and categorically refutes the article mentioned.”

Yesterday it was revealed that upon request, the Commissioner of Police, Leslie James provided Chairperson of GECOM, (retd) Justice Claudette Singh with information that indicated of the 207 names submitted by the ANPU+AFC, 172 of them were found to be out of the jurisdiction on March 2 for the General and Regional Elections.

The APNU+AFC has noted that the recount process is revealing that the names of many persons have appeared as having voted but they were not in the country. The Coalition has said this points to electoral fraud.

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