The Electoral Commission of Jamaica has announced an increase of over twenty-two thousand individuals on the national voting list. This expansion enables them to participate in the upcoming national vote—the local government election scheduled for February 2024. Natalia Clarke’s report underscores concerns arising in certain quarters regarding the declining voter turnout observed in recent elections, with only 37 percent participating in the 2020 general election. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica highlights that this recent addition aligns with previous increments, including 20 thousand in May 2023, 22 thousand in November 2022, and 29 thousand in May 2022. Watch the report:

Reporter: Natalia Clarke

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