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JLP writes to Political Ombudsman about possible Election Day fraud

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 4:10 PM
Johnson Smith: We have heard from credible sources that yesterday electoral ink was removed from the stock of the Electoral Office.

The Jamaica Labour (JLP) has written to the Political Ombudsman expressing concern about misconduct on Election Day by People's National Party (PNP) supporters.

The party says it has come to its attention that PNP supporters intend to disrupt the election process.

"We have heard from credible sources that yesterday electoral ink was removed from the stock of the Electoral Office issued or in use for the purposes of voting by the security forces and election-day workers," said Kamina Johnson Smith, JLP spokesperson in a media release.

According to her, a reported has also been filed to the Commissioner of Police and the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica and the JLP expects a full investigation by all relevant parties. 

The party is urging Jamaicans to be on the lookout for any misconduct during the election process leading up to and on Election Day.

"We will not stand for any attempt at subverting the rights of Jamaicans to vote, nor allow our democratic process to be tainted. Our supporters will be on alert for any attempt at voter fraud," said Johnson Smith.

She says people  should immediately report irregularities to the Electoral Commission.