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Central Westmoreland poll overcrowded

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Due to what security personnel viewed to be a breach of security caused by over-crowding, all voters were removed from a polling station at the Savanna-la-Mar Baptist Church in the constituency of Central Westmoreland.

The crowd of mainly Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters quarreled with security personnel and demanded to be let into the polling station.

JLP candidate Russell Hammond said that despite the situation, he was satisfied with the level of organisation he saw. Roger Clarke is contesting the seat for the People’s National Party (PNP). He was PNP Member of Parliament for North East St. Elizabeth prior to this election.

Voters, who were asked to remain at the gate, were eventually let unto the compound but were asked to remain 100 yards from the voting area.