THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has started recruiting election day workers across the island to work in upcoming and future elections and referenda.
"Applicants must be at least 17 years old, non-partisan, able to read and write well, and have at least secondary-level education. Suitably qualified persons are invited to apply at an EOJ constituency office. All applications must be accompanied by a valid ID and TRN [Tax Registration Number]. The EOJ is appealing to persons in Westmoreland, Hanover, and St James in particular to apply," a release said Monday.
Selected applicants, the EOJ said, will be notified to attend the compulsory training sessions and will be compensated.
At the same time, people eligible to become registered electors have until Friday this week to register for the November 30, 2023 voters' list.
Only people on the list can vote in upcoming and future elections and referenda. Individuals who register after September 30 will have to wait to be added to the May 31, 2024 list.
"Individuals intending to become registered electors must apply in person at any Electoral Office of Jamaica constituency office. Applicants are advised to wear only bright or dark-coloured clothing (no white or light colours) to have their photograph taken. Following the in-office application, the applicant will be visited by a team from the EOJ to have his/her residence verified to complete the application process," said the EOJ release.
To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a Jamaican or Commonwealth citizen ordinarily resident in Jamaica for at least 12 months prior to registration.