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GECOM abandons plan to ban cell-phones at recount centre- PPP

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday said the administration of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) aborted an overnight plan to ban cellular phones at the 10 workstations where the national recount of votes is taking place. Party Executive Member, Anil Nandlall said GECOM’s Deputy Chief Elections Officer, Roxanne Myers had arranged for ‘No Cell Phone’ signs to be posted ...

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No comparison of recount results with Mingo’s Region Four declaration- GECOM’s Alexander

Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander has brushed aside any suggestions of comparing the results from the national recount of votes in the May 2, 2920 general elections with the controversial declaration made by Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo. As the recount proceeds, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has been posting spreadsheets claiming that Mingo’s declarations were inflated in favour ...

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GECOM adds new features to tabulation streaming; 153 boxes recounted

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Saturday began reading the observation reports associated with Statements of Recount and decided to include sign language interpreters in the tabulation of results of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections, sparking off a new row between allied commissioners of the country’s two major political parties. The fresh quarrel erupted at the ...

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Recount uncovers irregularities; some boxes excluded from tabulation – GECOM’s Alexander

Pro-coalition Elections Commissioner says some boxes of ballots have been excluded from the tabulation of votes  cast until the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) decides what should be done. “We have instances, for example, where the number of ballots are greater than the number crossed off on the official voters list. A number like that is a credibility issue,”  he ...

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GECOM to review deadline for recount

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will in the coming days review the number of days the national recount of general and regional election votes will take, based on the current rate per day and the tabulation exercise. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward said the commission would review this week’s work and including its 25-day timeline for the recount of the more ...

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No GECOM word on APNU+AFC’s request for Information Technology Manager’s removal

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) spokeswoman was Friday afternoon unaware whether the administration or the seven-commision has considered a request by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) for the Information Technology (IT) Manager, Aneal Giddings to be removed as supervisor of the tabulation process. Spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward was asked to comment on a formal request by APNU+AFC Elections ...

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100 families in Mora-Parika NDC get COVID-19 relief supplies

At least 103 families on Friday got COVID-19 relief packages under the auspices of the local government authority, with the support of businesses, at Parika and nearby East Bank Essequibo communities. The seven villages where the beneficiaries live are Parika, Hyde Park, Grove, Lookout, Naamryck, Salem and Mora- all of which make up the Mora-Parika Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC). A ...

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Records show APNU+AFC electoral fraud claims at Yarrowkabra polling station are wrong

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has disputed claims of electoral fraud at a polling station at Yarrowkabra, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, showing that the Statement of Recount is matching the Statement of Poll. PPP Executive Member, Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall scotched rumours by the incumbent coalition that the recount had, now in Day 3, had uncovered a major discrepancy with the votes that ...

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