Voter ID renewal exercise begins November 4

October 22, 2019

Persons with voter ID cards that were issued before 2016 will have to visit Electoral Office of Jamaica offices to renew their cards. However, persons with cards issued between 2016 and 2019 do not have to visit an EOJ Office, as their cards will be reprinted and they will be notified when ready.

The renewal exercise will begin November 4.

The new identification cards will be the standard wallet-sized cards and will have a lifespan of at least 10 years. Theisea Allison, assistant director of elections in charge of information systems, said the new cards will be tamper-proof.

 “Design and security of the new cards are comparable to the specification standards of a national identification card. The security features are designed within the artwork of the cards. Those features are resistant to counterfeit alterations and other photo substitutions,” Allison said.

"The preprinted cards will be produced by security printers overseas. What we will do in Jamaica is the personalisation, so your name and address will be added. These are cards that are similar to the cards used for the Canadian Permanent Residency and the United States [of America] Green Card. That’s the standard we use for these new cards,” she said.

 

 

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