All Set for April 27 By-Elections

KINGSTON, Jamaica; The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reporting that all is in place for the by-elections in the May Pen North and Yallahs divisions scheduled for Friday, April 27. The team at the EOJ has worked diligently to ensure the timely preparation and distribution of all materials necessary for conducting the polls. Training has been completed for all 168 Election Day workers.

Voting will take place in 61 polling stations across the two electoral divisions. Polls open at 7 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m., afterwhich the preliminary counting of ballots will take place.

There are 8,286 registered voters in the May Pen North division and 9,145 in Yallahs. Only electors registered to vote in these electoral divisions will be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections.

Candidates are being reminded that election camaigning ceases on Thursday April 26; 24 hours before the start of polling on April 27.

It is very important for electors to take their voter ID card to the polling station; electors without a voter ID card will be allowed to vote, however, this will lengthen the voting process. Electors are also cautioned that the use or display of cell phones and cameras is not allowed inside polling stations on Election Day.