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Voting underway in the battle for the bell

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2013 | 9:23 AM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Voting has started in the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) first-ever leadership election.

Outgoing deputy leader Audley Shaw is seeking to unseat the incumbent, Andrew Holness.

Today’s election is being manned by the Electoral Office of Jamaica and already a large contingent of police personnel has been deployed to the National Arena in Kingston where voting is taking place.

With 5,091 delegates registered to cast their ballots, voting began at 8 o’clock this morning and it is expected that a winner will be announced by 4:15 this afternoon.

Representatives both camps told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that they are satisfied with process so far.

Delegates have lined up for several metres.

While the delegates voted, sound systems set up on the grounds of the arena are blaring gospel music.


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