All Voter ID Cards will be valid until December 2021
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 voters’ information.
Registered voters are asked to visit any EOJ constituency office to update their information.
Timeline for ID Renewal Exercise
The Voter ID Renewal Exercise will continue into 2021 across the island. Renewal will take place at all EOJ constituency offices.
Who must renew their voter ID card?
Individuals who have cards with issue dates between 2016 or later will not need to visit 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 your 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 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 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.
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