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Voting underway for police, military and election day workers

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 11:55 AM

More than 38,000 special services officers are expected to cast their votes today ahead of next week's local government election.

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says the group is made up of 10,196 police personnel, 2,373 soldiers and 26,308 Election Day Workers.

The EOJ is reminding these special electors that if they do not vote today they will not be able to do so on Monday because their names have already been removed from the civilian Voters’ List.

The EOJ says it has set up 230 locations including schools, churches, police stations, court houses and military bases to facilitate voting between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

It says police and military personnel have been assigned to vote at the location closest to their base or stations.

The ballots will later be sorted and transferred to the respective Returning Officers to be counted next Monday when the rest of the country will vote.