Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Dorothy Pine-McLarty retires from ECJ chairmanship

A file photo of now outgoing Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) Chairman, Dorothy Pine-McLarty, and former Director of Elections, Orette Fisher, at an official function.

A file photo of now outgoing Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) Chairman, Dorothy Pine-McLarty, and former Director of Elections, Orette Fisher, at an official function.

A new chairman will have to be found for the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), following Tuesday’s retirement of Dorothy Pine-McLarty from the position.

In a media report, the first woman to head the top electoral body said she has stepped down after more than six years for personal reasons.

She had been with the ECJ for some 13 years, having first been named an independent commissioner in 2006, when the commission replaced the Electoral Advisory Committee (EAC), which had been in place for some 27 years.

Pine-McLarty, an attorney-at-law, had previously served as one of the selected members of the EAC.

She said it has been an honour to serve as head of the ECJ.

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