76 more ballot boxes recounted

– recount of Region Seven commences

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Seventy-six more ballot boxes were completed  today in the ongoing national recount of all ballots cast in the March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections.

With Regions One and Two completed, 18 boxes were today completed for Region Three, while 14 were completed for Region Four. Region Five saw the completion of 18 boxes, while Regions Six and Seven saw the completion of 18 and 8 boxes respectively.

This brings the total number of ballot boxes completed so far to 718, with a remaining 1,621 boxes.

With two additional  workstations in place, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was able to commence the recount of the Region Seven votes with one of those workstations. The other will accommodate the recount of ballots from Region Six. Region Seven has another 78 ballots boxes to be completed.

Outstanding ballots for other regions include 157 for Region Three, 700 for Region Four, 80 for Region Five, 357 for Region Six, 55 for Region Eight, 73 for Region Nine and 125 for Region Ten.


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