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Over 2,200 voters visit polls in first hour

Over 2,200 voters visit polls in first hour

| 24/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Election): The opening of the polls for the General Election saw a surge of voters arrive Wednesday morning, with 2,228 people voting in the first hour across the country. With 733 postal votes already in, 592 mobile votes cast last week and 160 people voting between 8am and 9am, 3,713 people h [...]

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And they’re off!

And they’re off!

| 24/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Election): The polls have now opened in Cayman’s historic General Election, when for the first time the more than 20,000 people on the electoral register will have just one vote to cast for one candidate in each of the 19 different constituencies in a first past the post race. Election [...]

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The where, when, what and how of voting day

The where, when, what and how of voting day

| 23/05/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Election): When the polls open at 7am Wednesday, 24 May, Cayman will begin the process of voting for a government for the first time under the equitable system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single-member constituencies. In this historic election, every voter has just one vote to choose [...]

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Premier says no serious challengers to PPM

Premier says no serious challengers to PPM

| 23/05/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS Election): The premier asked voters to consider, when they go to the polls Wednesday, if anyone else on the ballot paper had the track record of the Progressives team, claiming there had been no real serious challenge to his party during the campaign. In an address to the country on the eve of [...]

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Cannabis cultivation offers real solution, says Warren

Cannabis cultivation offers real solution, says Warren

| 23/05/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Election): Fighting for a seat as an independent in George Town West, Dennie Warren Jr said cannabis cultivation offers a genuine solution to a number of challenges facing Cayman, as he urged people to vote for him tomorrow. Warren, who spearheaded the campaign that led to the legalisation [...]

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Police outline road closures to facilitate voting

Police outline road closures to facilitate voting

| 23/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Election): A number of roads close to polling stations will be blocked Wednesday in order to facilitate the voting and exclusion zones. In West Bay, West Church Street will be closed from the 4-Way junction to Elizabeth Street. In central George Town, Fort Street will be closed from Albert Pan [...]

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Spoil it – but don’t miss it

Spoil it – but don’t miss it

| 23/05/2017 | 3 Comments
Polly Trixster writes: The right to vote is an important one and even when the choice seems utterly appalling, electors have the power to say so. A final alternative when voters perceive their choices to be completely unelectable is the “none of the above” option. Deliberately spoiling a ballot [...]

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Elections Office alarmed by paper’s mess-up on polling stations

Elections Office alarmed by paper’s mess-up on polling stations

| 23/05/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Local newspaper, The Cayman Reporter, made a number of errors in listing the polling stations in its printed supplement and the Elections Office is concerned that, as a result, people will go to the wrong place tomorrow to cast their vote. The locations of eleven polling stations are incorrec [...]

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Bush says choice is clear for voters

Bush says choice is clear for voters

| 23/05/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS Election): The leader of the opposition and the CDP has accused the government of broken promises, as he urged voters to elect a new government in a 20 minute national address on the eve of the elections. McKeeva Bush said the PPM were not able to address crime and indicated that a government l [...]

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Rivers hopes track record will take her back to LA

Rivers hopes track record will take her back to LA

| 23/05/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS Election): The education minister is hoping that her track record will carry her back to the Legislative Assembly tomorrow. Speaking at a meeting Monday evening, Tara Rivers said she had addressed many long-standing issues in education and employment, pointing to amendments to the pension syste [...]

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