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Tempers flare in Northern Trelawny

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Supervisors in the North Trelawny constituency are reporting that voter turnout could be as high as 80 percent with long lines causing tempers to fray amongst those queuing.

One man had to be escorted from the polling station after he stormed in complaining that time was running out on him. He thought he would miss his chance to vote if he did not cast his ballot by 5 p.m. However, voters cannot be denied the opportunity to vote once they reach the polling station before closing time.

The man was later seen trying to call Dennis Meadows, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the constituency. Mr. Meadows is up against the People’s National Party’s (PNP) E.V. Patrick Harris.

Lack of voters IDs delaying North Trelawny

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

There are major delays at the Wakefield Primary School polling station in the constituency of North Trelawny constituency as a number of voters have turned up at the polling station without their voter’s identification cards.

There is a similar scene at Bounty Hall Primary polling station where election workers have been forced to divide the voters in two lines: those with IDs and those without.

However, the voters blame election officers for moving too slow and they have fears that they they will miss the 5 p.m. before they can complete their ballots.