Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Guyana declares its election day a public holiday

The Government of Guyana has declared March 2 a public holiday due to the Regional and General Elections.

Vice President and Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan made the announcement on Thursday saying it was done in “pursuance of the powers conferred on me by Section 6 of the Public Holidays Act.”

Around 660,998 Guyanese are eligible to vote but the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said some of the names of its voters' list may be deceased.

Polls are carded to open at 6 am and close at 6 pm.

Final results are not expected to be released on election night due to the remoteness of some polling stations.

The law gives GECOM a 15 day period to give final results.

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