Vot­ers are en­cour­aged to check the [EOJ] web­site to see where they are sup­posed to vote.

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vary from di­vi­sion to di­vi­sion and from parish to parish. And the lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions is dif­fer­ent from the gen­eral elec­tions,” said Burke.

He said the PNP coun­cil­lors who re­fused to sign the Po­lit­i­cal Code of Con­duct have given the party a “com­mit­ment that they will ad­here to ev­ery facet of the code, but feel so strongly about those who have signed and not ad­hered. So they will not sign.”

Ac­cord­ing to Burke, un­der the pro­gramme, $79 mil­lion has been spent in Kingston and $69 mil­lion in Claren­don in a to­tally po­lit­i­cal man­ner. The bush­ing con­tro­versy is di­rectly linked to the non-sig­na­tory, he noted.

“I want some­one to tell me if more money shouldn’t be spent in Claren­don than in Kingston,” he queried.

Mean­while, Di­rec­tor of Elec­tions Orette Fisher said he was con­fi­dent that all would be in place for to­mor­row, with 489 can­di­dates vy­ing for votes in the 16th lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions.

“Vot­ers are en­cour­aged to check the web­site to see where they are sup­posed to vote. It is highly un­likely that the polling di­vi­sion where you voted in the gen­eral elec­tion will change, but there may be in­stances where the num­bers have grown, caus­ing a split. So that’s why it’s im­por­tant to check,” said the EOJ boss.

He said Elec­tronic Voter Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and Bal­lot Is­sue Sys­tem (EVIBIS) will be used in the same seven con­stituen­cies as was done in the gen­eral elec­tion.

EVIBIS has been used in se­lect lo­ca­tions and con­stituen­cies since 2007 and will be used in St Cather­ine Eastern; Kingston Cen­tral; Kingston East and Port Royal; and St An­drew Western, South East, Eastern, and West Cen­tral.

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