Essequibo Coast residents come out to vote

– Express confidence in the process

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 12, 2018

As polls were declared open along the Essequibo Coast, residents in various communities made their way to cast their ballots.  The Department of Public Information (DPI) visited several polling stations as they commenced the day’s operations and spoke to a few electors.

“I feel nice, I feel great,” were the sentiments shared by New Road, Essequibo Coast resident, Kanhai Pardayse. He also expressed his confidence in the process and expects to see a change after the results are announced.

Edward Patrick, from Charity Housing Scheme, told DPI he came out because it is his “right as a citizen.”  Patrick also encouraged other residents along the coast to come out and cast their votes as well.

Another New Road, Essequibo Coast resident, Raywottie Maipaul said to vote “is our right in and every time we have elections, we have to come out and exercise our franchise.”

Somerset and Berks resident, Deodat Singh urged all Guyanese to do what he has done this morning and that was to come out and vote.

The day’s proceedings have, so far, unfolded without any hiccups.

Anara Khan

Images: Leon Leung

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