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#EastPortlandBattle | Early drizzle as voting gets under way

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:00 AM
A policeman stands guard as electors head to a polling station in Manchioneal, Portland Eastern - Kenyon Hemans photo.

There was a light drizzle in sections of Portland Eastern this morning as voting got under way in what will be a keenly contested by-election.

Jamaica Labour Party political newcomer Ann-Marie Vaz will be seeking to break the People’s National Party (PNP's) 30-year hold on the seat.

She is up against the PNP's one-time Member of Parliament Damion Crawford. The Electoral Office of Jamaica says some 36,315 electors are eligible to cast their ballots.


Voting began at 7 a.m and will end at 5 p.m.


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