Recorded at 47%, Disciplined Services sees higher turnout at LGE in 2023

took place on June 02 ahead of E-Day on June 12, Chief Elections Officer, Vishnu Persaud told a news conference on Friday that the turnout was over 50 per cent for both the prison and army.

His deputy, Aneal Giddings, provided the overall statistics which showed a 17 per cent increase in voter turnout among the Disciplined Services.

A 47 per cent turnout was recorded in 2023 against a 30 per cent in 2018.

For the Guyana Defence Force, some 1, 361 ballots were cast from a total of 2, 684 registered voters, and for the Guyana Police Force, a total of 2, 717 persons voted from a total of 5, 979 registered voters; that constituted a 50.7 and 45.4 per cent turnout, respectively.

A total of 239 persons from the Prison Service voted out of a total of 430 voters, constituting a 55.5 per cent turn out; this is an increase of 41.6 per cent from 2018.

These ballots will be taken to the constituencies where the Disciplined Services’ members should have voted, intermixed, and counted when the elections run-off on June 12.

The CEO recounted a single incident where a ballot was given to someone in error and said the affected person will be allowed to vote on Monday.