JM | Nov 26, 2021

New Electoral Commissioner appointed in Jamaica

/ Our Today

Maurice Barnes, the newest commissioner on the Electoral Commission of Jamaica.

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) now has its full slate of commissioners with the appointment of Maurice Barnes.

Barnes, an information technology specialist, has been appointed as the newest ECJ commissioner and completes the slate of commissioners.

The appointment took effect on November 1, 2021. Barnes has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and is an advocate for innovation.


The other selected commissioners are chairman Earl Jarrett, Justice Karl Harrison and Justice Zaila McCalla.

The ECJ comprises nine members, namely the Director of Elections as well as four selected or independent commissioners and four nominated commissioners.

Two of the nominated commissioners are appointed on the advice of the prime minister and the other two on the advice of the Opposition Leader.

In a statement, the ECJ said Barnes is expected to make a contribution to further developing the ECJ and the technology framework and capabilities of the Electoral Office of Jamaica, which the ECJ supervises.  


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