GECOM to move election materials to LAAs this week

first_imgLGE 2018The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will begin moving election materials during this week, with six days to go before Local Government Elections (LGE) on November 12.GECOM Registration Officer Clairmont Mingo said the Commission would begin moving ballot boxes and other materials to the 80 Local Authority Areas (LAAs) in the coming week.GECOM, in collaboration with the Guyana Press Association (GPA), facilitated an interactive voter education session with the media fraternity on Saturday.“All these materials will be checked at the locations to ensure that they are correct, efficient and that they are also adequate,” Mingo is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Mingo added that an elaborate and comprehensive training programme for all categories of workers was conducted, including ongoing training of polling day staff. “All are expected to discharge these duties with the highest degree of impartiality, honesty, transparency and accuracy,” Mingo said.GECOM Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward reiterated that the Commission would be declaring official results from the LGE one day after the November 12 poll closed.Ward said preliminary results were expected to be announced three hours after the close of polls. She added that results would be disseminated live on television stations in LAAs as well as GECOM’s social media pages.Ward said final results for smaller LAAs were anticipated by midnight, November 12 and the following day, November 13, for larger LAAs.This year, candidates from 80 LAAs consisting of 595 constituencies will be contesting the LGE through a mixed electoral system of proportional representation and first past the post.last_img read more