On Thursday September 3, 2020, Jamaica held its 18th General Election. Jamaicans came out (with sanitized hands, wearing masks, practicing social distancing) on polling day to vote for who will be represented in Jamaica’s 63-seat parliament.
Election day workers, police officers and military personnel went to the polls in advance of the general public on August 31, 2020. A total of 31,084 election workers, 11,512 police and 4,181 soldiers were eligible to vote across the island.
Despite tighter health regulations (as can be expected during these challenging times), the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) stated that election day went smoothly and as planned. To ensure the safety of the electorate, the ECJ deployed 7,400 sanitation officers who were dedicated to keeping the voting process sanitary across the 2,200 polling station locations for the 1,913,410 registered voters.
Electoral Services International Inc. (ESI) supplied the ECJ with various electoral materials for their election this year. ESI and EOJ have a long history of collaboration and we appreciate their loyal support over the years.