By Jomo Paul
This election, which is being dubbed “the mother of all elections,” will see APNU+AFC with Presidential Candidate Brigadier David Granger facing the People’s Progressive Party/Civic led by incumbent President Donald Ramotar for the Presidency of Guyana.
APNU+AFC’s Prime Ministerial Candidate is lifelong politician Moses Nagamootoo while the PPP has career diplomat Elisabeth Harper.
As a public service announcement, iNews Guyana has compiled a list of basic information you may need to cast you ballots.
You should be careful how you mark your ballot. The only sign accepted by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is that of a “X.” Any other mark(s) on your ballot paper will render the ballot to an unusable state [spoiled or rejected]. These ballots will not be counted.
It is important to note that if you do not have your identification card, you can still vote. There are other ways of verifying you are who you claim to be.
Poll begins at 6:00hrs and goes until 18:00hrs. The polling station only closes until the last person who is in the line at 18:00hrs casts his or her ballot. N.B At 18:00hrs a member of the armed forces [police or soldier] will stand behind the last person in the queue.
If you are still unsure of where you are registered to vote, you can visit GECOM’s website at www.gecom.org.gy and search for your polling station simply by entering your name.