New Amsterdam off to a smooth start

– as LGE voting commence

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 12, 2018

Various polling stations in New Amsterdam, East Berbice Corentyne opened at exactly 06:00hrs today as persons made their way to exercise cast their ballot at the Local Government Elections.

The process was described as smooth. Noticeable at the New Amsterdam polling stations were many elderly voters who came out early to exercise their franchise.

John Samaroo 66, of Angoy’s Avenue, said this is his first time participating as a voter in the Local Government Elections (LGE). He noted that there have been several developments in his community and hopes it would continue.

Rudolph Innocent 78, of Amstel Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam was among the first-time voters. He explained he wanted to ensure he is part of the process of selecting the persons that will ensure his community benefits from developmental work.

Khemraj Singh, 42 of Betsy Ground, said he came out early to vote to ensure himself and family help elect the best candidate that will help to make his community and country better. For Singh, this is his 1st time voting at the LGE.

Meanwhile, Chairman for the APNU, Region Six, Kirk Fraser told the Department of Public Information (DPI) he anticipates persons will come out in numbers before the close of polls.

“We firmly believe this is the people’s decision to make when it comes to local representation so I think persons are aware they need to participate,” Fraser noted

Nafeeza Sakur.

Images: Department of Public Information.

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