Opposition Leader Andrew Holness is calling on those young people who’ve been registered to vote, not to boycott the next general elections.
Mr. Holness made the appeal last evening at a Constituency Conference at the Stony Hill Primary School in West Rural St. Andrew.
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica, ECJ, says young people, between 18 and 24, account for 25-thousand or approximately 72-percent of the new electors added to the voters list published at the end of November.
The youth demographic represents a crucial block of voters that the political parties will be battling to attract at the next election.
A recent Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll shows that more than half of all young voters say they will not be casting a ballot come election day.
Mr. Holness says the youth must recognize that abstention from the voting process will not bring about the change they desire.