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14.6 per cent voter turn-out in first session of Greater Portmore North by-election

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 1:37 PM
From left: Annmarie Lewis, Christopher Tufton and Natalie Neita-Headley at the polling station at Ascot Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine.
Sonia Nelson (left) speaks with PNP delegate Gary Nicholson at Ascot Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine.

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reporting a 14.66 per cent voter turnout between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. for the Greater Portmore North by-election.

The EOJ says of the 10,677 registered voters, 1,565 ballots were cast across 38 polling stations in seven voting locations in the electoral division.

Accountant Gary Nicholson of the People’s National Party is challenging school teacher Ann Lewis of the Jamaica Labour Party for the seat.

The seat became vacant following the death of the councillor, Michael Edwards.