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GECOM Chairman says 10 workstations for national vote recount if all materials available

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh has decided that 10 workstations would be used inside the Arthur Chung Conference Centre to recount all votes cast in the March general and regional elections. Singh said the use of 10 workstations are “subject to the availability of the requisite equipment and technology to display the ballots.” This was ...

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Commonwealth calls for use of Representation of People Act to conduct national recount of votes

The Commonwealth Observer Group on Thursday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct a national vote recount in “strict” compliance with the Representation of the People Act (RoPA). “The RoPA is unambiguous and specific on the technical modalities by which a general final count is bound and we strongly urge the leadership of GECOM not to depart from ...

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GECOM Chairman to make key recount decisions on Friday

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh will Friday hand down crucial decisions that will determine how long the national recount of ballots cast in last month’s general elections would take. Election Commissioner Vincent Alexander said Singh reported that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) already expressed concerned that 20 workstations would result in too much congestion of ...

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Elections Commissioner Alexander proposes 8 recount workstations; Commissioner Gunraj sticks with 20

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is now tasked with determining whether to use eight, five or 20 computer workstations for a national recount of ballots cast the March general elections. Pro-coalition Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander said his proposal for eight counting stations was tabled after he and other election commissioners, GECOM Chairman Retired Justice Claudette Singh, Chief Elections Officer Keith ...

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Start date for national vote recount “likely” today

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday afternoon indicated that a date for the start for the national recount of votes cast in March’s general elections is likely to be decided soon and that the exercise could be finished by April 30, 2020. These indications came from GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice Claudette Singh and pro-coalition Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander shortly ...

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OAS elections observer mission calls for removal of biased persons from national vote recount

The Organisation of American States (OAS) election observer mission on Wednesday frowned on Guyana’s Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield’s proposed 156-day duration for a recount of votes cast in general elections in March. The Chief of the OAS Observer Mission, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding also issued a call for the removal of biased persons from the recount ...

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GECOM reinvites CARICOM as site visit planned for national vote recount venue

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday invited the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to again send a team to help scrutinise the recount of votes that were cast in last month’s general elections, election commissioners confirmed. “We have taken a decision to reengage them. They have been communicated with. We do not, as yet, have a feedback as far as ...

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PPP proposes 10-day national recount

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday discussed a proposal by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to reduce the time it would take to recount the results of last month’s general elections from 156 days to 10 days. PPP-nominated Elections Commissioner, Sase Gunraj says he and his colleagues revised the timeframe by increasing the number of work-stations from six to ...

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Regional declaration of election results still “stand” -GECOM secretariat

Despite repeated claims by members of the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that the 10 districts’ declarations of results were no longer valid, the Commission Secretariat said those official results were still valid. “The declarations for all regions still stand until replaced by a new count,” GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News. In ...

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US ready to work with GECOM, international observers on recount -Pompeo

United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has welcomed the decision by Guyana’s court system that effectively paves the way for a national recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections and pledged to work with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and foreign observers to get the task done. “We’d also like to commend Guyana’s High Court for ...

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