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#JaVotes2016: Police, election day workers to vote on February 22

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 2:49 PM

Members of the security forces and election day workers will  on Monday, February 22 cast their ballots for Jamaica's 17th general election since Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944.

The groups are voting earlier than the general population which will vote on February 25. 

Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher, says now that the nomination of candidates is over, the Electoral Office of Jamaica is moving to put things in place for the early voters.  

He also said there will be designated centres across the 63 constituencies for the election day workers and members of the security forces to cast their ballots. 

Fisher says the centres will be published shortly.

He also said the ballots will be kept at a secure location and counted with the others on the date of the general election. 

Earlier this week, the Police High Command advised cops to check the police voters' list and indicate if they had been placed in the correct police divisions. 

The High Command said only changes relating to divisions can be facilitated at this time.