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Political parties back Glasspole Brown to head EOJ

JLP and PNP members of the ECJ Tom Tavares-Finson and Julian Robinson
 
The two major political parties are in favour of the recommendation by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), to appoint Glasspole Brown as Director of Elections.
 
The People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have expressed confidence in Mr. Brown's leadership, noting that he has been acting in the position since April 16 and was previously the Assistant Director of Elections in charge of Administration.
 
In a statement Wednesday, the ECJ said the recommendation followed a selection process which was open to internal and external applicants.
 
Tom Tavares-Finson, the JLP representative on the ECJ, said Mr. Brown has presented a credible programme to improve the operations of the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ). 
 
Meanwhile, the PNP said it expects Mr. Brown will hit the ground running by looking at ways to deal with voter apathy and simplifying the voting process.  
 
Former Director of Elections Orette Fisher resigned on March 13.
 
In his letter to employees, Mr. Fisher asserted that all was not well at the Electoral Office of Jamaica. 
 
He added there was a growing level of political interference affecting the organisation.
 
The ECJ denied the allegations.
 


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