Several high-ranking GECOM officials including Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield failed to appear at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday to answer a charge which alleged that they made a false declaration of votes cast at the March 2020 General and Regional Elections. Apart from Lowenfield, the others charged are Region 4 Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo and Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers.
The charge stated that Lowenfield, Mingo, and Myers between March 2, 2020, and August 2, 2020, at Georgetown, conspired with each other and together with Lawrence, Carol Smith-Joseph, Sherfern February, Enrique Livan, Denise Bobb-Cummings, Michelle Miller, and others to defraud the electors of Guyana by declaring a false account of votes cast for the Regional Elections of March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections.
Volda Lawrence is the Chairperson of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). Bobb-Cummings and Miller are GECOM clerks, while February is a GECOM Election Officer. Livan is GECOM’s Information Technology Officer and Joseph is an APNU/AFC activist. The case will be called again on June 29, 2021, before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.
On Tuesday, Lowenfield and Myers were summoned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters. They turned up in the company of their Attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes. Lowenfield, Mingo, Myers, Lawrence, Smith-Joseph, February, Livian, Miller, and Bobb-Cummings are currently facing other electoral fraud charges. They are all out on bail.