Archive for the ‘East Central St. James’ Category

JLP’s Bartlett concerned over absent voters

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for East Central St. James Edmund Bartlett said he was pleased with the work his party put in to mobilise voters for today’s general election but expressed concern about the absence of several names from the voters’ list.

While still exuding confidence of victory, Bartlett said some names that were on the original voters’ list weren’t on the list the presiding officer had today and that this could affect the results.

Also contesting this constituency are the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Donald Colomathi and independent candidate Royston Richards.

Delayed voting process at Dumphries Primary

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Some persons waited in line for up to two hours before casting their votes this morning at the Dumphries Primary School, East Central St. James.

The delay in the voting process at one of the three polling stations at the school is being blamed on inexperienced Election Day workers.

Some of the voters were heard saying they were prepared to leave and would not vote if they had to wait much longer.

Approximately 100 persons have voted so far.

The Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Edmund Bartlet, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Donald Colomathi and independent candidate Royston Richards are contesting this constituency.

Polling problems in East Central St. James

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

At least two polling stations in East Central St. James opened late for this morning’s general elections.

The Portobello polling station did not open until 7:30 am, half-an-hour late. Things were further complicated when it was realised there were no pencils for voters to mark their ballot. An election-day worker also had to be replaced at the last minute.

The Sudsberry polling station opened 20 minutes late and the workers had problems getting in as a key to enter the premises was broken.

This constituency is being contested by Donald Colomathi of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Edmund Bartlett of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and independent candidate Royston Richards.