The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has written to the Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) to ascertain whether persons who are listed as voted, at the General and Regional Elections were indeed out of the jurisdiction on March 2. This is according to Government-nominated Commissioner, Vincent Alexander, who briefed the media this afternoon outside of the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC).
Alexander said that the list of names has already been sent to the CIO.
But Opposition-nominated Commissioner, Sase Gunraj, said that no such list was provided to the Commission. He said that if the GECOM Secretariat has indeed embarked on such a process, then it would be acting on its own volition and would face the “consequences”.
Gunraj said that no decision was taken by the Commission to do any investigation on this matter.
These allegations were made by the incumbent administration, the APNU+AFC’s agents at the recount venue. These allegations are included in the Observation Reports as objections.
APNU+AFC’s Ganesh Mahipaul, who is a counting agent at Station Five, would have explained how these objections are made.
It is based on this assumption of the list being bloated that the APNU+AFC decided to embark on an “extensive” field operation. Mahipaul said that field agents discovered that some persons on the Official List of Electors were either dead or not in the jurisdiction on March 2. But this is just half of the work.
Phase two of the operation is to now ascertain if these persons voted during the process. This is done by identifying the unique serial number associated with a person’s name, and to see if that number is recorded in the respective ballot box as voted.
Once there is a positive match, then it means that the person who was allegedly not in the jurisdiction on March 2, still voted, he has stated.