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Election day workers to begin receiving payments on Wednesday

Glasspole Brown
 
The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says the 67,000 election day workers should start receiving payment on Wednesday.
 
The EOJ missed the October 15 deadline for payments to begin. Director of Elections Glasspole Brown said this was caused by the closure of the Accounts Department due to possible exposure to COVID-19. 
 
Speaking Tuesday on the Morning Agenda on Power 106, Mr. Brown said election day workers will receive text messages indicating where they should go to collect payments. 
 
 
Campaign financing 
 
In the meantime, Mr. Brown said based on preliminary reports, a significant number of the candidates from the September 3 general election have submitted information about how their campaigns were financed.
 
He said a final figure will be collated later on Wednesday. 
 
The 139 candidates had until October 15 to submit their declarations.
 
Mr. Brown said candidates who missed the October 15 deadline were granted a 48-hour grace period.
 
Thereafter, a further extension of 30 days is given by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica.
 
But candidates will have to pay a daily fee of $25,000 until the campaign financing declaration is submitted.
 
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica will publish a summary of the declarations.
 
 


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