KINGSTON, Jamaica; Beginning October 11, 2021 the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will commence the distribution of the newly designed voter registration identification card. The new card will replace all current voter ID cards which expire on December 31, 2021.
Electors whose card was automatically renewed, i.e. electors whose current voter ID card was issued 2015 or after, can collect their card at the EOJ constituency office where they are registered. Electors who visited EOJ offices to renew up to July 2021 can collect their new card at the pick-up location they specified at the time of renewal.
“We anticipate a rush on our offices amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We therefore designed a plan to distribute the new cards in alphabetical order of electors’ surnames on specified days of the week, to limit the gatherings at our constituency offices while observing all COVID-19 protocols,” explained Glasspole Brown, Director of Elections.
Distribution of the new voter ID cards will therefore be done at EOJ constituency offices between the hours 8:30am and 4:00pm on Mondays to Thursdays and from 8:30am to 3:00pm on Fridays to electors as follows; Mondays A – E, Tuesdays F – K, Wednesdays L – P, Thursdays Q – T and Fridays U – Z.
Electors who visited EOJ offices to renew are encouraged to carry their current voter ID card along with the receipt received when collecting the new card. However, electors who cannot locate either will not be turned away.
Additionally, electors are encouraged to confirm their pick up location before visiting the EOJ office to collect the new card by visiting the ECJ website at www.ecj.com.jm/query, calling 888 991 VOTE (8683) or following us on social media @ecjamaica.
The Voter ID Card Renewal Process involves the updating of electors’ information to include; taking a photograph, re-taking fingerprints where applicable and updating demographic information such as elector’s address, name and date of birth.
All current voter ID cards expire December 31, 2021. Electors who have not yet renewed must visit an EOJ constituency office to renew in order to receive the new voter ID card.
All visitors to the EOJ offices are required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth, sanitize upon entering offices and observe physical distancing as outlined by the Government of Jamaica