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Central Westmoreland ready for by-election tomorrow

Published:Sunday | November 30, 2014 | 11:53 PM

Voters in central Westmoreland are to elect a new political representative tomorrow for which the preparations have already been completed.



Director of Elections Orette Fisher says all is in place for tomorrow's election, which is going to cost some J$28.5 million. He says Election Day workers will be briefed later today.



Fisher says the main concern for tomorrow's by-election is the weather. He is urging electors to also stagger their attendance at the polls to reduce waiting time.



The by-election became necessary because of the death of the sitting representative, the former agriculture minister and People's National Party (PNP) vice president emeritus, Roger Clarke.



Voters will go to the polls to elect one of three candidates who were nominated on November 12.

The candidates are: the PNP's Dwayne Vaz, Ras Astor Black of the Jamaica Alliance Movement and Faye Reid Jacobs of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).



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