All Voter ID Cards will be valid until December 2021

What is the ID Renewal Exercise?

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) started renewing voter  ID cards in November 2019, through a process of collecting, updating and renewing registered voters’ information.

Registered voters can visit any EOJ constituency office to apply for a renewal of their voter ID card and update their information.


Timeline for ID Renewal Exercise

 The Voter ID Renewal Exercise is continuous and will continue in 2022 across the island. Applications for renewal can be made at all EOJ constituency offices.


 Who must renew their voter ID card?

 Individuals who have registered for their voter ID cards 2016 or later will not need to visit our EOJ constituency office. Instead, your their new card will be automatically be reprinted.

 Electors, however, who registered for a voter ID card in 2015 or earlier, you will need to visit an EOJ constituency office to apply for a renewal and update their information.

Voter’s ID FAQs

The Voter ID Card renewal exercise is being undertaken by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica to renew expired 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 Absolut

Any EOJ constituency office across the island that you can visit.

  • A listing of the all EOJ offices can be found on the ECJ website and Social media platforms. Visit 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.

Voter ID cards will be distributed in the 1st quarter of 2021. 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 your 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 Fridays. Opening hours at EOJ constituency offices are:

Monday to Thursdays                  8:30am -3:30pm

Fridays                                            8:30am – 2:00pm



The distribution of the new voter ID card will begin October 11, 2021.

Electors who visited our offices to do a renewal are asked to carry their receipt and current voter ID card to collect the new card.

If your current ID card was issued in 2016 or after your new card was automatically printed. You will need to bring the current card with you when collecting the new card.

If you are unable to locate the receipt received at renewal or your current voter ID card, you will still be able to collect your new card.

If you can locate the receipt (received at renewal), at the top, first line you will see the pick up location of where you can collect your new card.

Electors can also find out their pick location by following these steps:

  • Visit
  • Complete the fields provided, click submit
  • Look at the last field you will see your pick up location.

New cards will be distributed in alphabetical order according to elector’s surnames.

  • Mondays           A – E        
  • Tuesdays           F – K
  • Wednesdays     L – P
  • Thursdays         Q – T
  • Fridays               U – Z

Our locations will be open Mondays to Thursdays 8:30am t0 3:30pm and Fridays 8:30am to 3:00pm

New voter ID cards will only be issued to the elector on the card. In special cases, electors must in writing, advise their returning officer who will confirm and make the necessary arrangements.

Electors are required to visit our offices in person to collect their new voter ID card.

Only electors who renew their voter ID card will receive the new voter ID card.

Yes, our offices are still facilitating renewal of voter ID cards. You must renew before December 31, 2021 to receive the new ID card.

If you renew your voter ID card now, you will receive the new card in January 2022.