All voters’ ID Cards will be valid until December 2020
What is the ID Renewal Exercise?
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) started renewing all voters id cards in November 2019, through a process of collecting, updating and renewing registered voter’s information.
Registered voters are asked to visit any EOJ constituency office or Voter ID Renewal Centre to update their information.
Timeline for ID Renewal Exercise
The Voter ID Renewal Exercise will continue into 2020 with temporary Voter ID renewal centres being established across the island. Renewal will be also take place at all EOJ constituency offices.
Who must renew their voter ID card?
All cards now in circulation need to be renewed.
If you have a card with an issue date between 2017 and 2019 you will not need to visit our renewal centres or our EOJ constituency office. Instead, your card will be automatically reprinted.
If you, however, have a card with an issue date of 2015 or earlier, you will need to visit our Voter ID renewal centre or an EOJ constituency office to update your information.
FAQ’s – ID Renewal Exercise
The Voter ID Card renewal exercise is being undertaken by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica to renew expiring Voter ID cards.
Renewing your Voter Identification card includes:
- Reviewing the information EOJ currently has for you
- Taking a new photograph
- Making updates or corrections to your information (if necessary)
- Re- Taking of fingerprint (if necessary)
- Changes to name (marriage or deed poll)
- Correcting the spelling of a name
- Correcting a date of birth
N.B. Electors who wish to update their address are required to request a transfer of registration at the EOJ constituency office where they currently live.
Depending on the correction you will make, you will need the following;
- Marriage certificate
- Birth certificate
- Deed Poll
- School Record
- Degree Absolute
Any EOJ constituency office. There will also be temporary Voter ID Renewal Centres established across the island that you can visit.
- All locations will be branded with an EOJ sign affixed to the location.
- A publication of the listing (permanent and temporary) will be in the local newspapers
- A listing of the EOJ offices (permanent and temporary) will be listed on the EOJ website and Social media platforms. Visit www.ecj.com.jm and follow us at @ecjamaica.
Yes, if you have your Voter ID card in your possession, please carry it to the renewal site. If not, still visit.
If your ID card was issued in 2019, your new ID card will automatically be re-printed.
You will be contacted via text message when your card is ready for collection.
Any person with a Voter ID card with an issue date 2015 or earlier will need to renew their card.
The renewal exercise is for persons who are already registered to vote. If you are not registered to vote, please visit the nearest EOJ constituency office and apply for registration.
No. We do not currently facilitate renewal online. You will have to visit any Voter ID Card Renewal Centre or EOJ constituency office.
If you are unable to physically visit any of our offices during the renewal exercise because of any disability, you may contact the Returning Officer in your constituency to make arrangements for an EOJ Officer to provide assistance.
There is no cost to renew your Voter ID card.
What time will the offices be open?
The offices will be open from Monday to Saturday. Opening hours at EOJ constituency offices are:
Monday to Thursdays 8:30am -4:30pm
Fridays 8:30am – 3:30pm
Saturdays 9:00am– 3:00pm
Visit our website www.ecj.com.jm for the opening days and times for all Voter ID Card Renewal Centres.