COMMISSIONER of Police Seelall Persaud, his divisional commanders and some other senior officers will tomorrow be voting at the Police Officers Mess Hall at Eve Leary, in Georgetown.Other police ranks will be voting at various other polling places as identified by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for members of the Guyana Police Force.
Meanwhile, over at the Guyana Defence Force, soldiers will be voting at all GDF bases across the country, as well as at the Army’s ‘Agri’ Corps, according to Chief of Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips.
Speaking with the Guyana Chronicle via telephone yesterday, Brigadier Phillips said that all arrangements are in place for the voting and the ranks would be voting at a number of bases, including Camp Ayanganna, Camp Stephenson, New Amsterdam Barracks, Coast Guard Headquarters, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, and Anna Regina. Brigadier Philips would be voting at Base Camp Ayanganna.
According to him, his plans for the day would be to follow his normal routine, which would include physical exercise, having a bath and breakfast before heading to cast his ballot.
Asked about the security arrangements at the level of the Joint Services in the lead-up to elections and thereafter, the Chief of Staff said that everything is in place. He confirmed that the monies requested from the Government to take care of joint services ranks while they are in-line have been approved and received.
Also speaking on the issue of tomorrow’s voting was Head of the Guyana Prison Service, Welton Trotz who said that he will be casting his ballot at the Guyana Prison Service Sports Club facility on Camp Street, opposite the Camp Street jail.
He said also that there will be voting at the other sport club facilities at prisons across the country such as at New Amsterdam, Timehri, Mazaruni, and Lusignan.