The mission of the Electoral Office of Jamaica is to so conduct national elections that no unfair advantage is given to any party or individual contesting the polls, ensuring that the objective of one man one vote is met under the six stated principles of Universal Adult Suffrage. These principles are:
The Vote is Universal
All citizens who meet the qualifications established by law have the right to vote.
The Vote is Free
The elector is entitled to vote free.
The Vote is Secret
The process guarantees not to publicize the preference or will of any elector.
The Vote is Direct
The citizen elects the Representative of his choice.
The Vote is Personal
The Elector shall attend in person at his/her designated polling station.
The Vote is Non-transferrable
The Elector cannot transfer to anyone his right to vote.