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UPDATED: Director of Elections Orrette Fisher resigns

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:16 PM

Damion Mitchell, Integration Editor

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher has resigned.

Fisher leaves the Electoral Office of Jamaica today.

His resignation comes ahead of a court ruling surrounding his tenure.

In a letter issued to staff obtained by The Gleaner, Fisher asserted that all has not been well at the Electoral Office of Jamaica.

He said there was a growing level of political interference affecting the organisation.

"The EOJ as it exists today is a far cry from what existed 23 years ago when I joined," Fisher wrote.

NOTE: An earlier version of this story had said Fisher would have been leaving the EOJ at the end of the month. In fact, he demits office today.