KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has extended the validity of the Elector Registration Identification card (Voter ID) for a period of one year. This means that all ID cards which were originally set to expire on December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2019 will now be valid until December 2020.
The ECJ will simultaneously, undertake the Voter ID Renewal Exercise of all voter ID cards, starting November 4, 2019. The extension of the expiration date will allow for the gradual phasing out of the expired cards and a smoother transition to the new ID cards.
The ECJ is appealing to institutions that require the Voter ID cards, such as financial institutions and other private and public sector entities, to continue accepting the existing cards until the new 2020 expiration date or until further notice.
The ECJ will continue to accept and process applications for voter registration and the voters’ lists will be published as usual. Other ID card services such as replacements and corrections will also continue to be processed.