Polling problems in East Central St. James

Written by Denise Reid

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.

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