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#JaVotes2016: Roberts complains of malfunctioning electoral machines

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 2:22 PMGary Spaulding

Patrick Roberts, the man who has been chosen by the People's National Party (PNP) to unseat leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness in St Andrew West Central is very displeased.

Both Holness and Roberts crossed path at the Dupont Primary School, located on Olympic Way in the constituency.

As Holness did earlier, Roberts expressed concern about the slow pace of the electoral machines being used in seven of the 63 constituencies, complaining that they are frustrating the electoral process.

But unlike Holness, Roberts was fuming.

He charged that some of the machines are malfunctioning.

This, he said, has slowed up the process considerably.

As such, Roberts charged that persons administering the electoral process in the constituency are taking as much as half hour per voter.