[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield says after 12 hours of continuous balloting, all polling stations closed at 18:00 hours.
Reporting on the process to the media this evening, the CEO said the process went smoothly across the country. He said the few incidents of alleged irregularities are being investigated by the police.
At the moment, counting of the ballots is underway and according to the CEO, Statement of Polls (SOP) will start coming in to the GECOM command centre, tonight.
Once the SOPs are verified, preliminary results will be published, beginning tonight, around 23:00 hours. SOPs will continue to arrive at GECOM’s command centre throughout tonight and into tomorrow from the far flung regions.
Balloting was done at a total of 2299 places of poll and according to Lowenfield, results should be published, at least, every two hours. [Radha Motielall]