WATCH #JaVotes2020: Livestream of election night results

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The Gleaner’s election team presents Jamaica Votes live coverage of the ballot count.  The broadcast starts at 5:30 p.m WATCH HERE: Election night broadcast here Host: Damion Mitchell Panellists:  Dr Jermaine McCalpin,…

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#JaVotes2020 | Elderly voters out early in St Elizabeth

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Elderly voters were out early to decide between People’s National Party (PNP) candidate Basil Waite and the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Delroy Slowley who are both vying for the St Elizabeth North Eastern seat today. Masks and hand…

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#JaVotes2020 | Bunting votes first, predicts low turnout today

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People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for Manchester Central Peter Bunting says he is expecting a lower voter turnout this election compared to last year based on the turnout on the day when the security forces cast their votes. On Monday, only 23…

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#JaVotes2020 | Bars to be closed today under election law

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Bar operators who open their doors for business today could find themselves in problems with the law. According to the Representation of the People, the chief statue used to guide electoral affairs in Jamaica, bars must be closed between 6 a.m. and…

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Chang predicts low voter turnout in Corporate Area

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In an election face-off where strategic political groundwork could determine the next government, the People’s National Party (PNP) and the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) are urging electors to observe the health protocols when they vote today…

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Three more COVID deaths, 139 new cases

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Jamaica on Wednesday recorded three more COVID deaths increasing the tally to 27. The Health Ministry said all three had underlying issues. Meanwhile, there were 139 new cases pushing the total to 2,822. The ministry says there are now 1,822…

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Advantage JLP - Pollster believes deficit too vast for PNP comeback

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The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is on course for re-election today amid what is expected to be the country’s lowest voter turnout partly owing to the crippling effects of the coronavirus pandemic, pollster Don Anderson has calculated. The…

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Key personnel manning the polls

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Various categories of workers make up Jamaica’s election machinery on and prior to election day. Today, The Gleaner highlights some of these workers and the duties they perform. The returning officer The returning officer is responsible for…

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Voting procedures

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Upon entering the polling station, electors will have their temperatures checked and hands sanitised. All electors must be wearing a face mask. . Present your voter’s ID card and follow the instructions of the presiding officer. An elector…

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Elderly vow to stick with PNP, but want development in Admiral Town

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Seventy-seven-year-old Admiral Town resident Cherry Creary says she is sticking with the People’s National Party (PNP) despite opinion polls showing the odds stacked against the Opposition as Jamaicans head to the polls today. Revealing that she…

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