EOJ Needed More Time


Director Elections, Orette Fischer, has indicated that more time was needed to prepare for yesterday’s general election.

On January 31, then Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller declared that Thursday, February 25, 2016 would be the day of the country’s 17th general election.

That left the Electoral Office Of Jamaica with roughly 16 days to prepare for the polls.

Speaking yesterday, Mr. Fisher says more time would have done the process good.

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And Mr. Fischer says reports of voters having to wait for long hours to cast their ballot were quickly addressed yesterday.

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Meanwhile, Executive Director of National Integrity Action NIA, Professor Trevor Munroe says the concerns raised by Mr. Fischer highlight the need for the country to have a fixed election date.

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