Latest Election News

Broken leg, car accident put damper on JLP’s Portland candidates’ campaigns

Two first-time candidates of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in Eastern Portland were involved in separate incidents that almost derailed their campaigns as they seek to become directors at the Portland Municipal Corporation.  


Final stretch

PNP, JLP upbeat heading into Monday The general secretaries of the country’s two major political parties are oozing with confidence ahead of the political showdown on Monday when Jamaicans will decide who holds the reins in the 13 paris



JLP anticipates reasonable turnout on Monday - PNP upbeat as Golding faces first electoral test as president It is expected to be a neck-and-neck race to the finish line between candidates of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the oppo


Where the west goes ...

WESTERN BUREAU: JLP, PNP target western MCs in high-stakes polls Western Jamaica will be solidly under the microscope for the February 26 lcoal government elections, as the popular sentiment over recent years is that “where th


Diverse voices, shared goals

From rural roots to urban hustle, meet six first-time candidates hoping to transform their communities As the February 26 local government elections draw near, The Sunday Gleaner spoke with six first-time candidates, who are stepping into the


PNP, JLP boot 11 nominated to challenge party picks

The People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have expelled a total of 11 members after they were nominated on Thursday to run against official candidates put forward by the parties in the upcoming local government election


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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