KINGSTON, Jamaica; The Voters’ List scheduled for publication on May 31, 2020 will be delayed until July 31, 2020 due to the continued impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Electors added to this list can expect to collect their Voter ID card by mid-August.
“The effects of the COVID-19 hindered our preparations for the timely publication of the Voters’ List, particularly the residence verification for applicants. We have now put the necessary measures in place to advance the preparations to publish the list on July 31,” said Glasspole Brown, Director of Elections.
Sittings for individuals seeking to be added to the Voters’ List who received summons to appear before the Returning Officer for his or her constituency, are now set for June 9, 10 and 11, 2020. Persons who fail to attend the sitting will not be added to the July 31 Voters’ List.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) continues to assist CARE beneficiaries with the provision of Letters of Identity and replacement ID cards for those that have been stolen or lost. So far, over 3,500 electors have received this assistance.
Visitors to 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.
Members of the public may contact the EOJ at (876) 922-0425-9, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, follow on social media @ecjamaica or call their constituency office for more information.