Mobile voters to begin polling Tuesday

| 12/05/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Election): Over 500 people will begin voting early on Tuesday under the mobile voting programme. With just ten days to go before General Election Day, the Elections Office have revealed the details of the mobile vote, which will be conducted next week in all 19 single-member constituencies across four days. The polling stations open from 8am to 2pm – see shcedule below. The deadline for early mobile voting applications and postal votes is today at 5pm.

Officials explained that mobile voting is conducted to enable voters in hospital, rest homes, the elderly, the visually-impaired or others with a physical disability and people who cannot go to the polling station because of their work, on Election Day.

That includes civil servants such as emergency service personnel and all volunteers who will be working on polling Day.  The details of where when and how early mobile voting will happen is listed below.

There were 522 confirmed mobile voters by 11 May and more than 400 postal ballots have also been sent to voters who will not be present on island on 24 May. This means that almost 5% of eligible voters across all 19 constituencies will vote before General Election Day.

Meanwhile, the new voter registration cards will be issued until Friday, 19 May. People can collect the ID cards from the Elections Office at 150, Smith Road Centre, Smith Road, as well as a number of other locations that are still available on Grand Cayman. The new cards replace all previously issued voter IDs. At the time of picking up their cards, voters will have to show a valid form of official identification such as their Drivers Licence, Passport or work ID.

Queries can be emailed to office@elections.ky, phone 949-8047 or visit www.elections.ky.

The remaining venues where the cards can be picked up until 19 May are as follows:

Grand Cayman:

April 28 – May 19      Elections Office, Smith Road Centre             9am – 5pm

(Weekdays Only)

May 11 (Thu)              West Bay Clinic                                            11am – 6.30pm

May 12 (Fri)                East End Public Library                                3pm – 6.30pm

May 13 (Sat)               North Side Clinic                                          9am – 12 noon

May 13 (Sat)               Elections Office ground floor, Smith Rd       9am – 4pm

 

Mobile voting venues and schedule:

Single Member Electoral District Mobile Voting Mobile Polling Day
West Bay North First Assembly of God Church Hall, 100 Finch Drive, West Bay 17-May-17
West Bay West West Bay Public Library, 204 Rev. Blackman Rd, West Bay 17-May-17
West Bay Central Ed Bush Sport Field – Conf. Room, 90 Stadium Drive, West Bay 17-May-17
West Bay South John Gray Memorial United Church Hall, 26 West Church Street, West Bay 17-May-17
George Town North St Georges Anglican Church Hall, 66 Courts Road, George Town 17-May-17
George Town Central George Town – Town Hall,  43 Fort St, George Town 18-May-17
George Town West Smith Road Centre, 150 Smith Road, George Town 18-May-17
George Town South South Sound CommunityCentre, 1012 South Church Street, George Town 18-May-17
George Town East Agape Family Worship Centre – Hall, 50B Fairbanks Rd., George Town 18-May-17
Red Bay Seafarers Hall, 11 Victory Ave, George Town 18-May-17
Prospect Moravian Church Hall, 497 Poindexter Rd, George Town 16-May-17
Savannah Savannah United Church Hall, 17 Astral Way, Bodden Town 16-May-17
Newlands International College of the Cayman Islands,595 Hirst Rd, Bodden Town 16-May-17
Bodden Town West Agricultural Grounds Pavilion,199 Lottery Rd, Bodden Town 16-May-17
Bodden Town East Webster Memorial United ChurchHall, 266 Bodden Town Rd, Bodden Town 16-May-17
North Side Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre, 923 North Side Rd 19-May-17
East End William Allen McLaughlin Civic Centre,  80 John Mclean Drive 19-May-17
Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman Aston Rutty Centre, 264 Ashton Reid Drive, Cayman Brac 19-May-17
Little Cayman PWD  Workers Building, 204 Spot Bay Road, Little Cayman 18-May-17
Cayman Brac East Veteran’s and Seaman’s Center, 205 Ashton Reid Drive, Cayman Brac 19-May-17

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why are votes cast with a pencil? They are not being processed by a machine that requires a pencil.

    All votes should be cast in pen so they can’t be changed.

  2. Unison says:

    Wouldn’t it be a pure democracy if we could as well vote for every other bill or motion? Leave the MLAs to only crafting and debating – and leave all voting to “we” the people 🙂

    I like the idea of cell phones. ATM machines I think should also be used.

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