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EOJ ready for Nomination Day

Published:Friday | November 11, 2016 | 9:54 AM

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says its systems are ready to receive nominations of candidates today for the November 28 Local Government Elections.

Nominations will begin at 11 o’clock this morning and continue to 2 o’clock in the afternoon at designated centres within the 63 constituencies.

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher is expressing confidence that nomination day, as well as Election Day proceedings, will progress smoothly.

Elections for the position of councillor to sit on the councils of the Municipal Corporations will be contested in 228 electoral divisions, as well as the office Of the Mayor of the Municipality of Portmore.

Both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party are expected to nominate a full slate of candidates across all the divisions.

At present, the PNP controls all 13 Municipal Corporations, in addition to the Portmore Municipality.