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CAFFE set and ready
Clarke, Staff Reporter
IS in place for the Local Government elections today, with
the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) and Citizens' Action
for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) reporting that they are
ready to go.
boxes have been packed and ready, the Election Centre is up
and running and Election Day workers and CAFFE volunteers
have been trained. Both groups were up to yesterday evening
fine-tuning plans to ensure success.
is ready, we're very prepared," Director of Elections,
Danville Walker, said.
said that "no peculiarities" are expected with the
voters' list this time around, especially after foul-ups experienced
on Monday when scores of policemen's names were not on the
voters' list when they turned out. "We're expecting everything
to run smoothly," he said.
its part CAFFE, the local non-partisan election monitoring
group, was yesterday finalising details for volunteer deployment
in all parishes and director Fabian Brown said that just about
2,000 volunteers had been trained.
and identification cards have also been handed out.
hoping to see approximately 1,500 volunteers in polling stations
across the island," he said. "We've completed the
recruiting and training process, and are trying to ascertain
where each of the observers is going to be tomorrow (today)."
Errol Miller, chairman of the Electoral Advisory Committee,
had said earlier that the EOJ and EAC were fully prepared
for the elections and were approaching them with the same
level of seriousness that they did for last year's General
said that all the necessary logistical arrangements for the
elections had been made and he expected them to be even better
run than last year's General Election.