… “process was smooth” – Divisional Commander
By Indrawattie Natram
The atmosphere was one of calmness and tranquillity at the five polling stations in G Division (Essequibo
G Division Commander Kevin Adonis casting his vote
Coast- Essequibo Islands) on Tuesday, as Disciplined Forces ranks cast their votes with much optimism for the Local Government Elections (LGE).
Speaking with Guyana Times, Divisional Commander Kevin Adonis said that polls were opened at 06:00h.
He noted that there were no major hiccups and he was pleased that voting was conducted in a timely and organised manner.
The polling stations were located at Anna Regina and Charity Police Stations, Richard Faikall Police College, Suddie; Sans Souci Police Station in Wakenaam and Leguan Police Station.
One hundred and six officers were expected to cast their votes at the Anna Regina Police Station, 28 at Richard Faikall Police College, 10 at Charity, 3 at Sans Souci and 13 at Leguan. The votes will be added to the rest of the ballots on March 18 when the LGE will be conducted nationwide.
Officers related that the process was quite simple and smooth.
Commander Adonis said that Sergeants from the various stations reported that the balloting exercise was successful and there were no major issues at their locations. He said that while it was a normal working day for officers, necessary security measures were put in place for the day.
Commander Adonis said he cast his vote at 11:00h and it was an easy process. He anticipates that March 18 will also be a calm day in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) as many persons are now seasoned voters.
During visits to various polling stations along the coast by this newspaper, it was observed that agents from the various political parties were present.