KINGSTON, Jamaica – Increased queries regarding payment for Election Day Workers (EDWs) have come to the attention of the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ). We wish to advise interested parties that we are making arrangements for EDWs and suppliers involved in the General Election held on Thursday, September 3, to be paid this month.
The EOJ has commenced processing payments for well over 60, 000 payees (presiding officers, poll clerks, supervisors, polling station security assistants, indoor agents, property-managers, haulage contractors, handymen). This number also includes 7000 a new category of workers i.e. sanitation clerks and cleaner attendants who were employed to execute the protocols developed to mitigate against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Director of Elections in addressing the concerns stated, “The EOJ is grateful that so many Jamaicans came onboard to make the general election a success. We appreciate the patience of the EDWs and can assure them that we are working assiduously in getting payment to them by the second to third week of October.”
All Election Day Workers will receive payments via remittance services and will be notified via text message of when they can collect same.