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#JaVotes2020 | Hassle-Free Experience In St Andrew East Central

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Source: Jamaica Gleaner


Image caption: Minutes after 7:00 a.m., there were more than a dozen persons waiting in a line to vote. The electors were wearing masks and an attempt was being made at social distancing.

Sixty-eight-year-old Jasmine Sutherland has been exercising her franchise ever since she reached voting age.

Not even COVID-19 could deter Sutherland, who showed up among the early voters at polling station 85 at the Jamaica German Automotive School in Kingston.

Wearing her mask, the senior citizen told The Gleaner that she had no problem with the process and voted without any hiccups.

While keeping her vote a secret, Sutherland said she has voted for one party all her life. "I wish the best one come out the victor," she said.

Faith Roberts and her son came out early to cast their ballots.

Voting for the third time, Roberts said that the experience was hassle-free.

Minutes after 7:00 a.m., there were more than a dozen persons waiting in a line to vote. The electors were wearing masks and an attempt was being made at social distancing.

Phillips, the president of the People's National Party (PNP), who is also the incumbent for St Andrew East Central is going up against the Jamaica Labour Party's Jodian Myrie.

In the 2016 general election, Phillips won over the JLP's Beverley Prince. Phillips received 7,017 votes, while Prince got 4,774.

St Andrew East Central

2020
PNP - 
Peter Phillips
JLP - Jodian Myrie

2016
PNP - 
Peter Phillips - 7,017
JLP - Marie Prince - 4,774

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