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Election Ballot Mix Up Could Delay Accurate Ballot Count By One Day

Election Ballot Mix Up Could Delay Accurate Ballot Count By One Day

Minister of Local Government, Marlene Coudray has issued a letter to the Elections and Boundaries Commission. This on the heels of reports she received on Monday morning, indicating that there was a mix up of ballot papers at both the Guapo/Techier polling station and the New Lands/Mahaica polling station.

News Power Now understands that the mix up of ballots between both polling stations was realized around 9:25 on Monday morning at the Guapo polling station and at that time, several  persons had already cast their ballots at that station. Ms. Coudray said she was unaware of how many persons had voted by that time, at the New Lands/Mahaica polling post.

News Power Now understands that four persons who were contacted, out of those who voted at the Guapo polling station, returned and voted again, casting their ballots into the same box. Ms. Coudray said an official from the EBC’s San Fernando office had been notified of the issue and had been sent to investigate the matter, however she still saw it fit to send an official letter on the matter, to the Elections and Boundaries Commission.

It is expected that a decision may be taken to review those boxes on Tuesday and as such, they may not be counted with the other ballots cast across the country, tonight.

 

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