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 Card Renewal Exercise is a continuous process. Electors are encouraged to complete the process as soon as is possible. 


 Who must renew their voter ID card?

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

 Electors, however, who have an expired voter ID card issued in 2015 or earlier, 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.

  • 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 expired voter ID card in your possession, please carry it to the renewal site. If not, you are encouraged to still visit.

If your voter ID card was issued in 2019, your new ID card was automatically 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 elector with an expired Voter ID card with an issue date 2015 or earlier will need to apply for a renewal of their voter ID card.

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)

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.

Renewal of voter ID cards are not currently facilitated online.   Electors must visit an EOJ constituency office to renew.

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


Electors can visit to confirm when their new voter ID card is ready for collection. You can also call your EOJ constituency office to confirm.

Electors who visited our offices to apply for a renewal are asked to carry their renewal receipt and expired voter ID card to collect their new ID card.

Electors whose expired voter ID card was issued 2016 or after your new ID card was automatically printed. You will need to bring your expired voter ID card with you when collecting the new card.

Yes, if you are unable to locate your expired voter ID card and the renewal receipt received after completing the renewal process, you will still be able to collect your new card.

Electors can confirm 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.

Also, if you can locate the renewal receipt, you will see the pick up location at the top right, first line of the receipt

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, applications for renewals is a continuous process. Our offices are still facilitating renewal of voter ID cards. You must renew to receive the new voter ID card.

The sooner electors renew the sooner they will receive the new voter ID card.