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Elections Director rebuffs claims of prejudice

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 2:07 PM
Fisher ... says he did not act prejudicially and points to the law which gives him the power to transfer the ballot counting process or even halt it.

Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher, is rejecting allegations that he has acted in a prejudicial manner in his conduct of the general elections.

Fisher has been criticised over the time it is taking to complete the final count of ballots cast in Thursday's general election. 

Today, some journalists questioned him about allegations of prejudice in relation to the relocation of the recounting for West St Thomas from Lyssons to Kingston.

Fisher says he did not act prejudicially and points to the law which gives him the power to transfer the ballot counting process or even halt it. 

He also says it is up to the Electoral Commission of Jamaica to determine whether the conduct of the elections under his leadership was satisfactory. 

 

Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher

Meanwhile, the Director of Elections has explained why the JLP's Dr Norman Dunn ended up losing St Mary South East by nine votes after initially winning the seat by more than 100 votes.

Fisher says a worker made an error in entering the figures on Thursday night. 

 

Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher