EOJ says it has met recruitment target for local government election workers

Director of Elections Glasspole Brown said the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has successfully reached its recruitment target for local government election day workers.

The update follows a recent report from the EOJ that it was still recruiting workers to meet its election day target.

The long-awaited polls are set for February 26.

Soldiers, police officers and election day workers will be allowed to cast their ballots early on February 22.

Speaking with IRIE FM News today (February 2), the director noted that 30,000 workers have been hired and training is in the final stage.

Meantime, several communities which are known to have a history of volatility will see unfamiliar faces working at their polling stations for the Local Government Election.

Mr. Brown said the communities are in 22 areas classified as specialist constituencies in St. James, Clarendon, St. Catherine, Kingston and St. Andrew.

He explained that persons hired to work at polling stations within these specialist constituencies will be selected from outside the area to pre-empt any form of intimidation.


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