588 ballot boxes processed to date

60 ballot boxes counted on day 12

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, May 17, 2020

A total of 60 ballot boxes were completed at the end day twelve of the national recount, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) reported this evening.

The break down of today’s operations noted; 13 boxes being processed in Region Two, 15 in Region Three, 14 in Region Four and another 18 in Region Five.

The tabulation of 543 Statements of Recount (SOR) for the General Elections and 501 for the Regional, were recorded.

To date, GECOM has been able to tally 588 ballot boxes, since it began the recount process on May 6.

Earlier today, His Excellency President David Granger visited the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), where he engaged GECOM executives and the 3-member CARICOM team.

The Head of State noted that there are changes which need to be made to Guyana’s election system to prevent the occurrence of a prolonged process to a result.

He also reiterated that his government stands ready to accept the final declaration of GECOM after the national recount of the March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections is completed.

President David Granger said he was pleased to witness the recount process at the various workstations this morning.

The national recount continues tomorrow.


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