If they never help me I wouldn't vote – recent stroke couldn't stop 76-y-o Green
Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter
She required assistance to get to the Tarrant Baptist Church polling station to cast her ballot in today's local government elections, but was determined to repay her party of choice for the assistance it gave to her.
Carmen Green, 76, said not even her many aliments could stop her from coming out and voting for the People's National Party's Nenna Wilson, who is the incumbent for the Hagley Park division.
"If they never help me I wouldn't vote, because I never must come as I am a sickly woman, but I put out effort to come," said Green, who suffered a major stroke and can barely see from her left eye.
As is the case across much of the island, voter turnout has been low in the division where the Jamaica Labour Party's Jodian Myrie is challenging Wilson.
But Green said she is very much interested in local government, as she has seen the benefit.
"I am interested because they do good for me," Green said. "Any little problem and I send and call my MP or the councilor they always come and give me something.
Up to last week I got a little money to go doctor."