GECOM’s Chairperson decides, ‘no more than 10 workstations for National Recount’

17 April, 2020, GEORGETOWN – Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, Justice Claudette Singh, having considered all the circumstances in light of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the requirement of social distancing, has decided:

  1. 1. that there should be no more than ten (10) work stations, subject to the availability of the requisite equipment and technology to display the ballots;
  2. 2. that each work station should tabulate its own results;
  3. 3. that, for security reasons, all the work stations should be located inside the Conference Centre building.

The Chairperson has also written to the Prime Minister, as the Chairman of the National Covid-19 taskforce, with some specific requests relative to the proposed working hours in light of the curfew and for guidance on the occupancy of the identified venue.

In this regard, the Prime Minister has since indicated that an urgent meeting of the taskforce would be convened to discuss same and a response to the specific requests would be provided shortly.

The Commission intends to conclude its deliberations within the shortest time in order for the recount exercise to commence.

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