GECOM sets June 13 deadline to complete recount and 3 days later to declare results

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The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has set June 13 as the deadline to complete the national vote recount; it has also decided that the declaration of the results will take place no later than three days after, well-placed sources have confirmed to the News Room.

This is contained in an addendum to the gazetted order which is expected to be published shortly.

The original 25-day timeline for the recount would have expired on Saturday.

After the recount is completed for each of the ten electoral districts, a certificate with the total votes cast for each party is prepared and signed off. Once all the districts are completed, the Chief Elections Officer will have to add up the totals from the ten certificates and present a report to GECOM for it to declare the results.

The News Room understands that the Chief Elections Officer will have to do his tabulation on or before June 13 and present this to GECOM with a summary of observations made during the recount.

The Commission, after deliberating on the report, will then determine whether it should request the Chief Elections Officer to use the data compiled as the basis of a final report.

“…the Commission shall, no later than three (3) days after receiving the report, make the declaration of the result of the final credible count of the elections…,” the addendum states.

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