The Electoral Office of Jamaica, EOJ says 97 per cent of polling stations opened on time at 7 a.m. to receive electors for today’s General Elections.

That’s according to Director of Elections, Glasspole Brown, this afternoon.

The Electoral Office says the remaining stations opened by 8:00 a.m. and voting will continue until 5:00 p.m. today. 

Meanwhile, in a tweet earlier today, the EOJ said it was aware of difficulties being experienced on its website.

In a release addressing the issue, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, ECJ, says an overwhelming number of electors have been accessing its website to find out where they are to vote in today’s General Elections. 

It says consequently, the ECJ has put alternative measures in place to address challenges being experienced with the portal. 

The ECJ says  the demand by electors has far exceeded expected capacity. 

However, it says other measures have been put in place to ensure that electors can easily find out their voting location by simply calling their toll free number.

The ECJ says one of its agents will be ready to assist via the phone.

Electors may call toll free 888-991-VOTE or 888-991-8683 to find out where they are to vote today. 

Mr. Brown also says the EOJ is working to resolve complaints of slow voting raised by the two major political parties.

Glasspole Brown, Director of Elections.