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Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness... Since 1944 when Universal Adult Suffrage was attained in Jamaica, 17 elections have been called. Of that number, seven have been held on a Thursday.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this evening announced that the next general election will be held on Thursday, September 3.

Since 1944 when Universal Adult Suffrage was attained in Jamaica, 17 elections have been called.

Of that number, seven have been held on a Thursday.

Six were called on a Tuesday.

WATCH: When Holness called the 2011 election

In Jamaica, voter turnout has consistently decreased since just before the turn of the century, except in the 2007 when it reached 61.46 per cent up from 59.37 per cent in the 2002 election.

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ELECTION DATES   

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - Announced by Andrew Holness

Thursday, February 25, 2016  - Announced by Portia Simpson

Thursday, December 29, 2011  - Announced by Andrew Holness

Monday, September 3, 2007 - Announced by Announced by   Portia Simpson

Wednesday, October 16, 2002  - Announced by P.J. Patterson

Thursday, December 18, 1997 - Announced by P.J. Patterson

Tuesday, March 30, 1993 - Announced by P.J. Patterson

Thursday, February 9, 1989 - Announced by Edward Seaga

Thursday, December 15, 1983  - Announced by Edward Seaga

Thursday, October 30, 1980  - Announced by Michael Manley

Wednesday, December 15, 1976 - Announced by Michael Manley

Tuesday, February 29, 1972 - Announced by Hugh Shearer

Tuesday, February 21, 1967 - Announced by Donald Sangster

Tuesday, April 10, 1962 - Announced by Premier Norman Manley

Tuesday, July 28, 1959 - Announced by Chief Minister Norman Manley

Wednesday, January 12, 1955 - Announced by Chief Minister Alexander Bustamante

Tuesday, December 20, 1949 - Announced by Governor Sir John Huggins

Thursday,  December 14, 1944 - Announced by Governor Sir John Huggins

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