Members of the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) will visit the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) tomorrow to determine whether additional stations can be established to speed up the recount of the votes cast in the March General and Regional Elections.

Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Spokesperson, Yolanda Ward, informed the media that the NCTF will visit at 10am. A team from the Task Force was expected this morning between 11:30am and 12pm.

Also, Ward indicated that the Commission will meet tomorrow.

The Guyana Standard reported yeterday that GECOM would have reached out to the NCTF as the elections body “explores” the possibility of establishing additional workstations to recount the votes cast in those elections.

According to the Recount Operationalisation Order, the Commission will, after a week of operation, review the 25 days that were allocated to conclude the process.

“They haven’t decided on a number of workstations to be established, because we still have to be conscious of, in terms of the requirement for social and physical distancing, and all of that,” Ward told the media yesterday.

It was the NCTF that recommended only 10 stations be used in the process.

But, Opposition-nominated Commissioner, Sase Gunraj has always maintained that more stations could have been installed.

At the close of operations yesterday, ballot contained in 311 boxes were counted.


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