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#JaVotes2016: Voters turned away in Spanish Town - Liaison officers

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 2:48 PM


Liaison officers at the Phillippo Baptist Church in Spanish Town were bitter as they told The Gleaner that several persons, who had come to vote were being turned away with claims that their names were not on the voters list.

The officers claimed that they escorted several persons and did find their names on the list after they had initially been turned away.

"A eleven somebody we count say them name not on the list and when we come back and go up there with them we found their names," Liaison officer, Joy Francis told The Gleaner.

Francis said the presiding officer was in charge and added that even if their names were not on the list there was a supplemental list, which had their names.

"From you sell your vote you will sell your soul," another told The Gleaner.