Ballots contained in 71 boxes were counted today as Day 15 of the recount of votes cast in the March General and Regional Elections came to an end this evening.

According to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM)’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Yolanda Ward: 18 boxes were completed for Region Three (Essequibo Islands/West Demerara); 14 for Region Four (Demerara/Mahaica); 13 for Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice); 20 for Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne); 6 and for Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni).

GECOM now has two additional workstations; taking the total number of units at the recount venue, the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), to 12. The commission will engage the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) for the establishment of two more.

Today’s exercise brings the total number of boxes processed thus far to 786, or
33% of the 2,339 boxes that contained ballots cast in these elections. GECOM has 10 days to complete the remainder of the boxes.


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