Ballots contained in 58 boxes were counted today as Day Ten of the recount of the votes cast in the March General and Regional Election concluded this afternoon at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.

According to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward, some 13 ballot boxes were processed for Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam); 17 for Region Three (Essequibo Islands/West Demerara); 15 for Region Four (Demerara/Mahaica); and 12 for Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice).

That Region One (Barima/Waini) box that was discovered soaked on the first day of the exercise was also processed, Ward confirmed. This box contains ballots from the village Kariako.

The figures provided by Ward indicate that some 479 have been processed since the process began. It also concludes the recount for Region One. Region Five recount began yesterday.

GECOM now has 15 days to count the remaining 1,860 boxes, as it explores the possibility of establishing additional stations. The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) was asked to do an assessment before such measures are set in place. A subsequent visit was done, but the body is yet to submit a response to the Commission.


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