And they’re off!

| 24/05/2017 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Election staff load ballot boxes onto vans on Election Day morning

(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 officials said the opening of the polling stations went off smoothly this morning as staff and volunteers, who will be working throughout the national ballot, were deployed to the 19 stations early this morning.

“I am very pleased at the roll out; everything is going smoothly as planned and organised,” said Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell.

The empty ballot boxes along with all the necessary paraphernalia made its way safely and securely onto individual vans and were deployed to the 17 polling stations on Grand Cayman, with those going to North Side and East End moving out first.

Also present at the Elections Office on Smith Road were local poll observers Jennison Nunez, Renard Moxam and Eldon Whittaker, who were ready to start their visits of all the polling stations during the entire day of voting all around Grand Cayman to observe and report to the Supervisor of Elections. At the Government Administration Building, the Elections Command Centre, the tech rooms and the Media Centre were also opened.

Read more on how and where to vote here and check back to CNS throughout the day for full updates and coverage, including the election turnout, the counts and the final results.

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