House Passes Political Parties Registration Regulations

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday (May 17), approved the Political Parties Registration Regulations 2017, Resolution.

The Regulations, which were drafted by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) under the Representation of the People Act, provide a framework for the registration and deregistration of political parties, while also facilitating a system whereby an accurate and up-to-date record can be kept on each political party.

The Regulations address the form and manner that the application for registration of a political party shall take, as well as the necessary documents, statements, certificates, and declarations to be submitted to the ECJ in support of such application.


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