New voters' list delayed, to be published July 31

New voters' list delayed, to be published July 31

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The new voters' list scheduled for publication on May 31 will be delayed until July 31 due to the continued impact of the COVID-19, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has reported.

ECJ said electors added to this list can expect to collect their voter ID cards by mid-August.

“The effects of the COVID-19 hindered our preparations for the timely publication of the voters' list, particularly the residence verification for applicants. We have now put the necessary measures in place to advance the preparations to publish the list on July 31,” Director of Elections Glasspole Brown said.

Sittings for individuals seeking to be added to the voters' list who received summons to appear before the returning officer for his or her constituency, are now set for June 9, 10 and 11 of this year.

The ECJ said people who fail to attend the sitting will not be added to the July 31 voters' list.

Meanwhile, the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) continues to assist CARE beneficiaries with the provision of letters of identity and replacement ID cards for those that have been stolen or lost.

Over 3,500 electors have received this assistance so far, the EOJ said.

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