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RIVER, St. Elizabeth: REPORTS FROM the constituencies of South
East and South West St. Elizabeth revealed that the voting
for members of the security forces and Election Day workers
went well, except for minor hitches.
in an interview with The Gleaner on Monday, Returning Officer
for South East St. Elizabeth, Basil Bennett said that all
four polling stations in the constituency were opened on time.
He said that voting started at 7 a.m. at all the polling stations.
must tell you we have no hitches in this constituency, all
those who were involved have corporated with the procedures.
The voter turnout was low to moderate," Mr. Bennett said.
with the commanding officer for St. Elizabeth, Herman "Chucky"
Brown, revealed that a number of the police officers named
were not on the Voters List. He said that the officers in
question names are scattered all over in other parishes, such
as Manchester and Clarendon.
for some minor hitches, with the names of some policemen that
were left off, everything else went well. However, I want
to know why the names are in other parishes. That's why I
am trying to get the Returning Officer for South West St.
Elizabeth," Mr. Brown said.
spokesman at the Electoral Office in South West St. Elizabeth
said that despite the heavy rain in the constituency for most
of the day, there was no major problems. The constituency
also had a situation where all the polling stations were opened