Persons who change their address since registering to vote are required to have their registration transferred to the new polling division in which they live.
Transfer of Voter Registration
Persons who change their address since registering to vote are required to have their registration transferred to the new polling division in which they live. When this is complete, the elector’s new home address will be recorded on the voters’ list.
Transfer of voter registration refers to moving an elector’s registration from one polling division to another, whether within the same constituency or in another constituency.
The transfer process is simple. It requires that the elector visits the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) constituency office and apply for a transfer of registration. This can be done either at the office in the constituency in which the elector currently resides or the one from which he/she has moved.
Timeline for transfers
After applying for the transfer, there is a three (3) month waiting period before processing takes place. Then, a team from the Electoral Office, accompanied by scrutineers representing the political parties, visits the residence to verify the new address.
After successful processing, the elector’s name will then be published on the voters’ list in the new polling division.
There is a cut-off period for applying for a transfer of registration as follows:
- June 30 for the list to be published on November 30 of the same year; and
- December 31 for the list to be published on May 31 of the following year.