Plans for Fixed By-Elections Well Advanced

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The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) says it’s well advanced in proposing amendments to the Representation of the People’s Act for the holding of by-elections within a prescribed time.

In a statement yesterday, the ECJ says it’s also researching the experiences of other countries in adopting fixed election dates for National Elections.

It says the process of introducing legislation to deal with electoral matters is, by convention, within its purview.

The ECJ’s statement follows the PNP’s 79th Annual Conference last week.

At the public session of the Conference on Sunday, Opposition Leader and PNP President, Dr Peter Phillips, told comrades that his government would move to introduce fixed dates for by-elections.

By-elections, in three constituencies, South St. Andrew, South West St. Andrew and South East St. Mary, are now due.

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