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forces, Election Day workers to vote Monday
POLICE PERSONNEL, members of the military and Election Day
workers will cast their ballots next Monday, three days before
the rest of the population votes in Local Government elections
on June 19.
to Neville Graham, public relations officer at the Electoral
Office of Jamaica (EOJ), all is set for the event.
said that over 2,200 military personnel, 16,000 Election Day
workers and 6,000 police officers are eligible to cast their
of the 21 respective voting centres for the police and five
centres for the soldiers will be published in local newspapers
on Sunday, he said. Persons may also contact the EOJ at 1888-991-VOTE
for such information.
elections, the 13th in the country's history, will cost the
Government $350 million, the same amount that was spent on
last October's General Election.
the EOJ announced that the only difference between the two
elections would be an increase in the number of names on the
ballot paper as more candidates will be contesting the local
poll. Four hundred and ninety-five candidates were nominated
on May 30 to contest the elections. The governing People's
National Party and the opposition Jamaica Labour Party nominated
full slates of 227 candidates each.
candidates were fielded by the struggling National Democratic
Movement (NDM), four by the Imperial Ethiopian World Federation
Party (IEWFP) and two by the People's Progressive Party (PPP).
Twenty-one independent candidates were also nominated.