Chief Elections Officer submits recount report to GECOM Chair

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, May 13, 2020

The Chief Elections Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield has submitted his report of the recently concluded recount of the March 02 General and Regional Elections to the Chairman, (retd) Justice Claudette Singh.

This was confirmed by Public Relations Officer, Yolanda Ward today, who said that the six commissioners will shortly receive their copies.

This makes way for the commencement of the third stage of the national recount process.

Having compiled the report of the first stage of the process, the CEO is expected to present it to the commission for its deliberation.

After deliberating, the commission will then advise the CEO whether he should use the report to put together another report for an official declaration of the credible results.

The CEO’s report must include the Statements of Recount (SOR’s) tabulated over the 35 days of the recount, and more importantly the host of irregularities as recorded in the Observation Reports.

The Observation Reports of the 2,339 ballot boxes reviewed from the national ballot recount of the March 2, 2020, General and Regional elections exposed what the APNU+AFC Coalition has deemed a clear attempt at electoral fraud.

The Coalition’s summary of the irregularities has shown close to 8000 instances of fraud affecting 1,222 of the 2,339 total ballot boxes. Together, a total of 257, 173 votes have been affected, the government has calculated.

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