Latest Election News

#JAVOTES2024 | St Thomas taxi operators cashing in

Taxi operators in St Thomas are cashing in on the on-going local government elections, raking in thousands of dollars to serve as 'runners'. Election runners typically pick-up electors, mainly the sick and elderly, at


#JAVOTES2024 | I was not asked to change my JLP shirt, says Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has denied that he was asked to change his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)-branded shirt when he turned up to cast his vote this morning. Holness and wife, Speaker of the House Juliet Holness, arrived


#JAVOTES2024 | Rastafarians encouraged to vote

Members of the Rastafarian community are being encouraged to participate in the local government election. Delroy Johnson, a Rastafarian, and teacher, who was in line to vote at the Porus Infant School in Manchester, told&nbs


#JAVOTES2024 | East Portland candidates confident they have won the hearts of the people

Voter turnout in several divisions in East Portland is proceeding steadily as the majority of polling stations opened on time at approximately 7:00 am. Shanique Green, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the Fellowsh


#JAVOTES2024 | JLP candidate for Grange Hill Division in Westmoreland confident of victory

Basil Thompson, the Jamaica Labour Party candidate for the Grange Hill Division in Westmoreland Western, says the party is pulling out all the stops to secure victory. Thompson, who is contesting his second local government e


#JAVOTES2024 | ‘Dead or alive, me must vote,’ says JLP supporter

"Naa switch till me dead," was the sentiment echoed by devoted Jamaica Labour Party supporter Victoria Gregg after casting her vote in the York Town division in Clarendon South Western.   Th


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Election News

#JAVOTES2024 | Manchester North Eastern running smoothly

Polling stations for the local government elections are in full swing at Christiana High School in Manchester North Eastern, under the watchful eye of supervisor Heather Cole. Her primary role is to ensure a seamless and orde

#JAVOTES2024 | Voter turnout at 11.12 per cent so far

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica is reporting that at 10 a.m., 11.12 per cent of the more than two million registered voters had turned out for voting in today's local government elections. This is slightly better than

#JAVOTES2024 | PNP’s Oliver Reid expresses concern about handling of ballots

The People's National Party's candidate for the Little London Division in Westmoreland Oliver Reid today raised concerns about the handling of ballots. According to him, he noticed instances where the ballots of