Director Pleased With Election Day Proceedings

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  • Director of Elections, Orette Fisher, has expressed satisfaction with today’s (February 25) Election Day proceedings, noting that voting has been advancing smoothly at most of the polling stations across the island.
  • Responding to questions from the media at the Election Centre on Red Hills Road, just hours after voting began, Mr. Fisher said over 99 per cent of the polling stations opened on time at 7:00 a.m.
  • A report from the EOJ at 1:00 p.m. states that some 500,000 persons had voted.

Director of Elections, Orette Fisher, has expressed satisfaction with today’s (February 25) Election Day proceedings, noting that voting has been advancing smoothly at most of the  polling stations across the island.

Responding to questions from the media at the Election Centre on Red Hills Road, just hours after voting began, Mr. Fisher said over 99 per cent of the polling stations opened on time at 7:00 a.m.

He informed that one polling station, which had been destroyed by fire in Hanover, was relocated and is operating smoothly.

Mr. Fisher hailed the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) Electoral Day workers, who he said, are well trained and have been managing their duties successfully.

“I am indeed very proud of the way the staff and the Election Day workers have managed to get things out today. The time frame was short, we had to work day and night to get to this stage…but the staff they never quit, they really turned out and I must congratulate them,” he said.

He expressed confidence that the EOJ team will successfully complete all election day activities in an efficient manner.

A report from the EOJ at 1:00 p.m. states that some 500,000 persons had voted.  There are 7,039 polling stations in operation across the island. They will close at 5:00 p.m.

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