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Services Provided - Jamaica



The mission of the Electoral Office of Jamaica is to so conduct national elections that no unfair advantage is given to any party or individual contesting the polls, ensuring that the objective of one man one vote is met under the six stated principles of Universal Adult Suffrage.


The Vote is Universal

All citizens who meet the qualifications established by law have the right to vote.



The Vote is Free

The elector is entitled to vote free.



The Vote is Secret

The process guarantees not to publicize the preference or will of any elector.



The Vote is Direct

The citizen elects the Representative of his choice.



The Vote is Personal

The Elector shall attend in person at his/her designated polling station.



The Vote is Non-transferrable

The Elector cannot transfer to anyone his right to vote.

In addition to conducting general elections, by-elections or referenda, the Electoral Office is responsible for compiling and maintaining the register of eligible electors, verifying the identity of every eligible elector, issuing voter ID cards, approving political parties eligible to receive state funding, and administering electoral funding and financial disclosure requirements.

Other services include the sale of electoral lists, maps, post-election reports, boundaries reports, voter education, recruitment and training of Election Day workers, and the conducting of external elections at schools, universities and other organizations upon request.