KINGSTON, Jamaica; Three senior officials from the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will join International Election Observation Missions to the General Elections in Grenada scheduled for March 13. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Organization of American States (OAS) have invited the Jamaican representatives to participate in various capacities on the electoral missions.
Pauline Welsh, Director of Legal Affairs, Development and Research has been selected to serve as Chief of Mission of the CARICOM Election Observation Mission. Brendalyn Henry, Regional Manager at the EOJ will also observe the elections as a member of the CARICOM team. Deputy Director of Elections, Earl Simpson has been selected to join the OAS Observation Mission as part of the technical team. All three representatives have extensive experience in electoral management and administration and both Miss Welsh and Mr. Simpson have served on numerous observation missions.
Opportunities to participate in electoral observation missions overseas allow for external certification of elections, sharing of expertise and experience, and are also treated by the EOJ as valuable learning opportunities.
The CARICOM and OAS delegations will carry out their functions from March 7 to 15.