GECOM dismisses claims of disturbances at Polling Stations


A polling station in South Ruimveldt. [iNews' Photo]
A polling station in South Ruimveldt. [iNews’ Photo]
[] – Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Dr Steve Surujbally has dismissed rumors being circulated on social media that there are major disturbances at polling stations around the country and in particular, South Ruimveldt.

According to social media posts, a People’s Progressive Party/Civic scrutineers was badly beaten after he went into the area with that residents believed to be a fake ballot box stuffed with ballots. However vigilant residents thwarted any attempts to affect the integrity of the polling station.

However, when contacted by iNews the GECOM Chairman said he has received no reports of disturbances in the community, while explaining that there were a few minor hiccups in other places across the country, all of which have been sorted.

There are 2299 polling stations in operation today and over 570,000 persons registered to vote. [Jomo Paul]



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