#JaVotes2020 | Thursdays and election affairs
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.
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.
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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