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30% still to vote in last hour

30% still to vote in last hour

| 24/05/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Elections): With just one hour to go before the polls closed Wednesday, 15,168 people had voted but 30% of the electorate had still not made it to a polling station. A largely uneventful and peaceful polling day, marred more by fake social media stories of election fractions rather than any gen [...]

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Reporter aims to rectify blunder

Reporter aims to rectify blunder

| 24/05/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Election): The Cayman Reporter said it was aware of the mistakes it made in its election supplement by listing eleven out of 19 polling locations incorrectly. The paper’s officials said it was “human error” but they were unable to print the correct polling stations in the Tue [...]

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Police refute allegations of candidate’s arrest

Police refute allegations of candidate’s arrest

| 24/05/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS Elections): Allegations that PPM candidate Joey Hew, who is standing in George Town North, was arrested for irregularities around the polling station were categorically refuted by the police and Hew also said he had not been arrested. Persistent allegations on social media all morning, apparent [...]

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50% of votes already in

50% of votes already in

| 24/05/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Election): More than half of the 21,212 people eligible to vote had already been to the polling stations by noon Wednesday, in what officials are hoping will be a great turnout for this historic Election Day. All nineteen constituencies had seen considerable traffic by lunchtime, and apart from [...]

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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 | 5 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 | 2 Comments
(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 | 5 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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