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ECJ to begin registering political parties by year end

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2016 | 7:36 PM
Director of elections Orette Fisher says a public education campaign is being designed which will precede the political party registration launch.

Director of elections Orette Fisher says the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has moved to put the necessary structures in place to start the registration of political parties by the end of the year.

Fisher this morning told members of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee that a registrar will be hired as set out in the law.

He also says steps are underway to finalise the regulations and forms that are required to facilitate registration.

The director of elections says a public education campaign is being designed which will precede the political party registration launch.

The registration of political parties was one of the changes introduced in amendments to the Representation of the People Act last year.