479 ballots recounted so far in national recount

−final Region One box completed

DPI, Guyana, Friday, May 15, 2020

The tenth day of the national recount of the March 2, 2020, General and Regional elections saw some 58 ballot boxes counted, bringing the total number of boxes reviewed so far to 479.

This amount includes the one remaining box from Region One; 13 from Region Two; 17 from Region Three; 15 from Region Four and 12 from Region Five.

Today also saw the tabulation of 462 Statements of Recount (SOR’s) for the General Elections and 464 for Regional.

Reporting on the recount of the remaining Region One votes, Public Relations Officer (PRO) Yolanda Ward said agents were able to complete the process as the numbers on the ballots were visible.

Ward also disclosed that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is still awaiting word from the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) regarding the commission’s request for an increase in the number of workstations at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC).

The Commission is seeking to accelerate the recounting process to meet its 25-day timeline. The NCTF visited the ACCC on Thursday and inspected the proposed sites for the workstations.