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Voter ID Cards for May 31 Voters List Ready

June 21, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) wishes to advise the public that Elector Registration Identification Cards for electors added to the May

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ECJ meets with Commissioner of Police

June 8, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has sought to maintain its historic working relationship with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) by

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Over 19,000 names added to voters list

June 2, 2017

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – An additional 19,849 persons are now eligible to vote following the publication of the May 31, 2017 voters’ list by the Electoral Commiss

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Director of Elections on CARICOM mission to Bahamas

May 8, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica; Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher, has been selected to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) elec

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Final Count for Greater Portmore North By-election

5 April 2017

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The final count for the Greater Portmore North by-election, which took place on March 27, concluded on Tuesday, March 28. Of th

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Greater Portmore North By-Election Preliminary Result

27 March 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica; The preliminary results from the Greater Portmore North by-election on March 27, 2017 indicate that the People’s National Party

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March 31 deadline for Votersí List Registration

27 March 2017

KINGSTON, JAMIACA – The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reminding individuals that the deadline to register for the next voters’ list i

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23,600 names added to Voters List

5 January 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The November 30, 2016 voters’ list was published on December 31, 2016 with a total of 1,870,245 registered electors. A

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Payment for Election Day Workers Commences

19 December 2016

KINGSTON, Jamaica; The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) earlier today commenced payments for Election Day Workers who served in the recent Local Government Election

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Final Counts Completed for Local Govt Elections EOJ summoned to three Magisterial Recounts

2 December 2016

KINGSTON, Jamaica; The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) completed the final counting of ballots for the mayoral elections in the Municipality of Portmore on Friday,

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Local Govt Election final count underway

29 November 2016

KINGSTON, Jamaica; The final counting of votes for the Local Government Elections begins today, November 29 at designated counting centres island-wid

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Forty-one percent turnout for special services voters

KINGSTON, Jamaica; The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) on Saturday, November 26, completed the sorting of ballots for special services voting for the Local Government Elections. The sorting of

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Voters allowed time-off to vote on Election Day

KINGSTON, Jamaica; Registered voters who intend to cast their ballots in the upcoming Local Government Election are entitled to three hours’ time-off from work on Election Day. The three

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Director of Elections appeals to Employers for Election Day Workers

KINGSTON, Jamaica; Several persons who have been selected to serve as Election Day Workers in the upcoming Local Government Elections have been withdrawing from Election duties

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Independent candidate withdraws from Local Govít Elections

KINGSTON, Jamaica; Marlon Mitchell, the independent candidate for the Bellefield Division in Manchester Central has formally withdrawn his candidacy from the 2016 Local Governme

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489 Candidates Nominated for Local Govít Elections

KINGSTON, Jamaica; A total of 489 candidates were nominated to contest the Local Government Elections scheduled for November 28. This includes 487 candidates vying for seats in the 228 Electoral

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EOJ Intensifies Preparations for Local Gov't Elections

KINGSTON, Jamaica; In light of the announcement that the Local Government Elections will be held on Monday, November 28, the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has intensified preparations for t

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May 2016 Voters List published with 26, 259 more names

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The May 2016 voters’ list was published on Tuesday, May 31 with a total of 1,849,012 registered electors. A total of 26, 259 new names have been added to the lis

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Reject All Forms of Political Violence

Jamaica has achieved significant gains in electoral reform and transformation over the last 30 years.

The country’s successes in this area stand as a model for many countries

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ECJ proposes dual elections as optional, not compulsory

3 August, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is proposing that legislative changes be made to facilitate the possibility of holding local governm

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ECJ & NIA to host island-wide public forums

20 May 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Electoral Commission of Jamaica will on May 28 host the first of a series of public forums across the country to improve knowledge of the e

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Deputy Director of Elections Heads CARICOM Mission to Guyana Election


KINGSTON, Jamaica— Deputy Director of Elections in Jamaica Earl Simpson is currently leading a CARICOM observer mission to Guyana’s May 11 general el

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Validity of Voters' ID Cards


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