More than 2,000 polling stations to be set up for elections

Registration and elections staff are expected to occupy more than 2000 polling stations that will be available at the upcoming general elections.

According to a GINA press release, Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon, yesterday at a post-Cabinet press briefing, stated that this is an increase over the 1,900-odd polling stations of the 2006 general elections. He also indicated that general and regional elections can be expected any date subsequent to November 14.

It was also noted that with regard to the Guyana Elections Commission’s submission of an earliest readiness date for election being November 14 and its initiative to have a code of conduct for contesting political parties of the 2011 general elections, the administration is in support of the said code of conduct.

The release also stated that the elections will be observed by the Electoral Assistance Bureau, the Guyana Public Service Union and internationally, the Organization of American States and the Caribbean Community.

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