Members of the Disciplined Forces began voting in Local Government Elections on Tuesday morning in what was widely described as a smooth process.
The service men and women kick started the polls ahead of March 18 ‘E’ Day. News Source visited several police, army and prison locations around Georgetown where the turnout was small compared to that for general elections.
It is expected that voting will pick up during the course of the morning. Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud and Army Chief Brigadier Mark Phillips were early at the polls.
Although the general sentiment was one of satisfaction, some members complained that the process was slow in the initial stages.
This resulted from the unfamiliarity with the process owing to the absence of local elections in Guyana for over two decades. Some ranks reported that it took them over 15 minutes to find their names on the list and walk through the voting process.
No major hiccups were reported up to the time of the filing this story.
The ballots are expected to be taken to the respective local authority areas and constituencies where it will be counted along with the general public on E Day.