In examining the latest table of the number of ballot boxes recounted in the Guyana elections of March 2, I wish to note that Region 4 recount is lagging way behind others. More boxes have been recounted in total in the other regions than in Region 4. There may be justified reasons especially if the region 4 boxes have more votes than others. Regardless, more resources, perhaps not least in the form of more recounting stations, should be dedicated and or directed to Region 4. I think the Chair should approach the Covid task Force to grant permission to have more work stations.
It would be untenable and inexcusable for the other regions to be completed and the recounting for Region 4 is still incomplete and or continues to trail other regions. Region 4 is less than 900 boxes and the other regions are some 1500 boxes, substantially more than Region 4. Also, Region 4 is less than half about 44%) of the votes cast. There is no reason why Region 4 should take a longer time to recount than the other regions combined.
Apparently, the personnel can’t increase performance in the time constraints of the day. The public is unease; they want a quick resolution of the outcome of the election. Confidence in the process will wane as a result of delays and prolonging. The public feels that less spurious, frivolous objections, increasing work time (start and close), and more work stations will bring the process to an expedited conclusion.