Power 106 FM election news, Wednesday August 15

Written by JamaicaElections.com

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The Electoral Commission and Political Ombudsman Bishop Herro Blair will meet with four election candidates this afternoon to discuss concerns over political violence.

The candidates are the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Rosemarie Shaw and the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) James Robertson in West St. Thomas and the PNP’s Norman Horne and the JLP’s Franklyn Witter in South East St. Elizabeth.

Under the law the election may be postponed in any constituency where the level of violence threatens a fair contest.

Last week Director of Elections Danville Walker said the first step would be to meet with candidates to highlight the concerns about violence.

He said that if violence continues, the Electoral Commission would ask the Governor General to postpone the election in the affected constituencies until after the August 27 polls.

He said the postponement would allow for more members of the security forces to be deployed within the constituencies to ensure a free and fair election.

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