KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will establish temporary satellite sites on Saturday, November 27 and Saturday, December 4 in 44 constituencies across the island. Electors will now be able to renew or collect their new Voter ID card at these satellite locations which are expected to make the process more convenient.
The satellite sites are located in select communities across the island and will serve all registered electors intending to renew or collect their voter ID card, regardless of their surname. The locations will operate between the hours 9:00am and 3:00pm. The EOJ offices in constituencies that will not establish satellite sites will also be open on Saturdays to facilitate the renewal and distribution process.
“To date we have distributed over 250,000 new voter ID cards. We have heard the concerns of the electorate regarding their unavailability to visit our offices on weekdays and their pleas to bring the distribution closer to their community. We have therefore decided to open our offices on Saturdays and to identify designated locations in particular constituencies to make it easier for electors to renew or collect their new ID card,” said Director of Elections, Glasspole Brown.
“We continue to remind electors to renew their current voter ID card, as come December 31, the current card will no longer be valid. We are also encouraging electors to collect the new cards, the process is very simple,” continued Mr. Brown.
Registered electors may visit the ECJ website at www.ecj.com.jm for a listing of the temporary locations along with the dates and opening hours for each site. Electors are being reminded to take their current voter ID card and receipt where applicable to collect the new card and to wear dark or bright colours when renewing their card.
The distribution of new voter ID cards began on October 11, 2021.