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‘We Will Not Compromise’

The following are excerpts of a speech by the chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, Dorothy Pine-McLarty, at a recent breakfast forum in Kingston: We at the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) and the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) are delighted that you have carved out time from your

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ECJ Engages Church

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) and the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches (JUGC) met recently to discuss ways in which members of the clergy and the Christian community can play a greater role in the democratic process. Read more at jamaica-gleaner.com

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Delayed Distribution of Voter ID Cards

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The printing of the Voter Identification Cards for the 26,259 electors added to the May 31, 2016 voters’ list will be delayed. The Electoral Office of Jamaica is reporting that the card production equipment recently started malfunctioning, resulting in a delay in the printing process. “We are experiencing

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Help Perfect Electoral System

The Jamaican electoral system has been significantly transformed since colonial times when, for instance, candidates seeking political office engaged in practices of skulduggery, malfeasance, and even imprisoned legal voters, replacing them with ineligible electors, a situation that occurred under the governorship of Prince Rupert, the Earle of Albermarle, in 1687.

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