KINGSTON, Jamaica – Registered political parties and candidates who contested the General Election on September 3, 2020 are required to submit their Final Disclosure Reports as at March 2, 2021. Two registered political parties and 139 candidates, including independent candidates, are expected to present final disclosure reports.
Under the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2016, the Final Disclosure Report outlining all election expenses and contributions received between August 11, 2020 and March 1, 2021, along with any other applicable declarations, must be filed with the Electoral Commission of Jamaica within the specified time-frame. Additionally, the Campaign Period Expenditure Report by registered political parties having contested the election is also due on March 2, 2021.
Every candidate and political party must make declarations in the prescribed form, presenting same with the necessary supporting documents, to include copies of bills, descripts of service, invoices and receipts for contributions and expenses during the reporting period. If there were no election related expenses or contributions received by a candidate during the reporting period, this should be declared by the candidate in the Final Disclosure Report.
The applicable submissions must be submitted to the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, c/o the Registrar of Political Parties, 16 Red Hills Road, Kingston 10.
All accountable individuals and parties are urged to comply with the requirements of the Election Campaign Financing legislation. Any person or entity failing to file the applicable submissions will be subject to penalties and sanctions listed in the law and its governing regulations.