Nationwide News understands veteran public servant, Glasspole Brown, has been appointed acting Director of Elections.

He was appointed this morning following a meeting of the Commissioners of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, ECJ.

Mr. Brown has served the Electoral Office of Jamaica, EOJ, for several years. His substantive post is Assistant Director of Administration at the EOJ.

It’s understood that some members of the EOJ objected to Deputy Director of Elections, Earl Simpson, being asked to act as Director.

The decision was then made to appoint Mr. Brown to act as Director of Elections. Staffers at the EOJ were informed at just after 11:00 this morning of the appointment.

The post of Director of Elections became vacant on Wednesday following the resignation of Orrette Fisher. Mr. Fisher had been Director of Elections for almost a decade.

Fisher recently took the ECJ to Court in a bid to have his contract extended. A judgement has not yet been handed down in that case.

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