An investigation has been launched by the regional office of the Electoral Office of Jamaica in St. James Southern following the discovery that several ballots were improperly torn on election day by the presiding officer. This resulted in the removal of the presiding officer's initials and the poll date. The issue led to a court battle between the legal teams of both major political The debate on whether the ballots with the missing poll date and presiding officer's initials should have been counted in the just concluded magisterial recount in St. James Southern led to an injunction being filed in the Supreme Court to stop the exercise. The injunction was not granted and the People's National Party's Derrick Kellier was declared the winner on Saturday. He defeated the Jamaica Labour Party's Homer Davis.