Two political commentators believe the expected low voter turnout for the February 26 Local Government Elections is due to a lack of focus on community issues.

More in this report from Shaloy Smikle.


Amid the weekly campaigns and promise of change by the governing JLP and the PNP, only 39% of Jamaicans say they’ll be heading to the polling stations come February 26.

That’s according to the latest Nationwide/Bluedot polls, powered by Total Tools.

Since 1990, voter turnout has been low for the local elections, peaking at 40.9% in 2003.

Political Commentator, Lloyd B Smith, believes the apathy towards the elections is no surprise.

Another political commentator, Dr Nadeen Spence agrees.

And ahead of two debates organised by the Jamaica Debates Commission for candidates of both major political parties to make their case for support on election day, Mr. Smith says it’s a case of too little too late.