One hundred and fifty candidates were nominated on Monday December 12, 2011, ahead of the December 29, 2011 General Election, according to the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ).
Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Electoral Commission of Jamaica’s Public Education Officer, Christin Senior, said activities progressed smoothly at the 63 nomination centres across the island. The centres opened at 10 a.m., and closed at 2 p.m.
Providing a breakdown of the figures, Ms. Senior said that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) each nominated candidates in all 63 constituencies. The Marcus Garvey People’s Progressive Party (MGPPP) had 10, the National Democratic Movement (NDM), seven, Independents numbered six and the Jamaica Alliance Movement (JAM) had one.
The total Number of electors on the Voters’ List is now 1,648,036. The most recent list has added 41,607 voters and delete 5,636 persons confirmed as dead. This month’s General Election will be Jamaica’s 16th since Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944.