Monday 26 October, 2020

September 30 deadline to register for next voters’ list

The deadline to register for the next voters’ list is Wednesday September 30. The list is scheduled to be published on November 30, 2020.

Persons intending to have their name added to the voters’ list must apply in person at any Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) constituency office. Individuals who register after September 30 will have to wait to be added to the May 31, 2021 list.

Electors who meet the September 30 deadline should expect to receive their voter identification card by mid-December.

The EOJ has advised applicants to be prepared to have their photograph and fingerprints taken during the registration process. Following the registration process, the applicants should expect their residence to be verified to complete their application.

"We are also advising individuals who are already registered to vote, not to re-apply. The EOJ, however, is encouraging registered electors who have changed their address to visit the constituency office where they live and apply for a transfer of registration," the EOJ said in a release.

To be eligible for registration you must be a Jamaican or Commonwealth citizen, at least 18 years of age, and must be ordinarily resident in Jamaica for at least 12 months prior to registration.

All visitors to the EOJ offices are required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth, sanitize upon entering offices and observe physical distancing as outlined by the Government of Jamaica.

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