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GECOM explores establishing more recount workstations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday began exploring the establishment of more workstations to help speed up the recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections,officials said. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde said the seven-member body agreed to invite Public Health officials for advice on the proposed areas for the new workstations, in light of ...

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GECOM to review vote recount deadline, handling of unproven allegations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will Tuesday meet to discuss, among other things, a possible extension of the deadline for the recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections and address opposition concerns about observations that have drawn stiff objections from the private sector and the opposition. “We are going to meet to review what ...

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APNU+AFC says “clear and unmistakable patterns” of PPP-engineered voter irregularities; GECOM yet to analyse coalition charges

Less that one week after President David Granger said the March 2, 2020 general elections were “free, fair and orderly”, his incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has charged that the national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections is uncovering massive irregularities. But the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) could not ...

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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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