The Observation Report detailing objections and other issues noted during the recount of the votes is important in meeting the objective of the recount.
That position was made clear today by the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, Retired Justice Claudette Singh during a meeting with representatives from the new parties that contested the elections.
According to GECOM’s Public Relations Officer, Yolanda Ward, during the meeting, some of the party agents expressed concern about the observation report being time-consuming.
“They did raise some concerns as it relates to that report and they believe that in some instance, it is time consuming and does not have relevance to the process. The Chairman expressed the view that it is key to the exercise based on the objective of the exercise and also as it relates to the compliance of the order’, Ward said.
The PRO said the Elections Commission will have a meeting tomorrow but she is not clear whether the issues raised by the new parties will form part of the agenda for the meeting.
Yesterday, the Guyana Elections Commission decided that the language used for the compilation of the observation reports should be looked at carefully so the impression is not given that the report represents a final position.
The new parties also raised concern today about the filtering down of information from the Commission to all the workstations involved in the recount in a timely manner.
Today marked day six of the recount of votes.