GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) -- Guyana's government is allowing soldiers, police officers and military officials to vote ahead of the South American country's general election so they can work that day.
Those voters began forming long lines at the 66 polling stations that opened early Saturday across Guyana. Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield said voting was going smoothly.
The May 11 general election will be held more than a year earlier than scheduled because President Donald Ramotar had suspended and later dissolved Parliament to avoid a no-confidence vote.
The election pits the ruling People's Progressive Party against the coalition of A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change.