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90 per cent of polls opened on time - EOJ

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Photo by Peta-Gaye Clachar, Staff Photographer: Director of Elections Danville Walker (left) and Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS)
signing the agreement last month for the regional organisation to provide observers on Election Day. Looking on at right is OAS Jamaica representative
Joan Neil.

Director of Elections Danville Walker says that more than 90 per cent of all polling stations opened at 8 a.m. with a heavy turnout of electors across the island.

Addressing a press conference at the Election Centre at the Towers building in New Kingston this morning, Mr. Walker said there were few delays in constituencies where the Electronic Voter Identification and Ballot Issuing System (EVIBIS) was in place.

He said that all the EVIBIS stations were opened and voting is proceeding without incident.

The Director of Elections said voting got off to a slow start in some divisions as several persons who did not have their voter identification card had to take an oath before voting.

Mr. Walker also moved to dismiss reports of the theft of ballot boxes in St. Ann.