Polls have just opened for today’s two by-elections in the North West St. Andrew constituency and the Norman Gardens division.
The North West St. Andrew Constituency will be asked to select either the Jamaica Labour Party’s, Dr. Nigel Clarke or the PNP’s, Keisha Hayle as their next Member of Parliament.
One of the two will be replacing the JLP’s Derrick Smith who resigned as MP in early February after representing the constituency for almost three decades.
In Norman Gardens, residents will be seeking to replace former Councilor now MP for South West St. Andrew, Dr. Angela Brown Burke.
The contestants will be Jacqueline Lewis for the PNP and Headley Wilson for the JLP. The Electoral Office of Jamaica, EOJ, says all systems go for today’s by-elections.
The EOJ says voting will take place in 112 polling stations in North West St. Andrew and 52 polling stations in the Norman Gardens division. Polls will close at 5 p.m. after which, the preliminary counting of ballots will take place.
The EOJ says all necessary materials and supplies have been prepared and distributed according to plans and training has been completed for all 420 Election Day workers. It says Electronic Voter Identification System will be used in both elections.
There are 13,517 registered voters in the Norman Gardens division and 30,216 in the St. Andrew North Western constituency.
Only electors registered to vote in St. Andrew North Western and the Norman Gardens electoral division will be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections.