Petition verification process nears completion

| 06/09/2019 | 23 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): The Elections Office has now verified 5,204 signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition and only needs to check 91 more to trigger a national poll on the government’s cruise port plans. According to the Cayman Islands Constitution, section 70, there must be a referendum on matters of national importance if at least 25% of registered voters sign a petition calling for one.

As part of the final push to reach the required 5,292 signatures, Elections Office staff will be available at their HQ on Smith Road and also at Foster’s Supermarket at The Strand and at Countryside.

Anyone who signed the petition but has not yet verified their signatures is urged to do so as soon as possible.

Cruise Port Referendum Signature Verification Countdown

* 5,438 submitted June 12th + 199 submitted July 11th + 26 submitted August 5th + 78 submitted Aug 15th + 54 submitted Aug 28th + 33 Sept 6th
** Constitutionally required 25% of the 21,116 registered electors = 5,292
# of Elector Signatures submitted for Verification*# of verification forms received# of signatures remaining to be verified # of verification forms remaining to reach 5,292** % of the required 5,292** signatures received Date & Time of Last Update
5,828 5,204 624 91 98.3% Sept 6, 8am
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  1. George Towner says:

    So the whole country is on –

    STAND BY !

    Please Cayman, for the sake of democracy, do not launch a VERIFICATION PROCESS again! LET’S GET EVERYONE A NATIONAL ID CARD, SO WE DON’T HAVE TO REPEAT THIS AGAIN!

    • Anonymous says:

      I had an Electors Card, a Cayman passport, and a driver’s license. That did not prevent the verification process being necessary in the minds of those in charge.

      • Anonymous says:

        Should we honor petitions then to initiate a referendum?

        Does it make sense (COI) for the elections office to solicit signatures for a petition against government?

        The initial petition needs to be done privately then verified. You’re mistaken if you think the point of the process is simply to find frauds when that’s just the byproduct of the process.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So, having potentially spent millions in a hell bent effort to discover fraudulent signatures, how many have been discovered?

    • Anonymous says:

      None, nada, zero, zilch …,

      Waste of public funds.

    • Anonymous says:

      Which millions bobo

      • Anonymous says:

        Cayman Islands dollars millions. What do you think the whole elections office costs to operate? Offices, IT systems, personnel, press and marketing, utilities, paper, fuel allowances, overtime, transport, lost productivity in other departments…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why was I told that the Election Office would do a poor job? So much fake news. Can we hurry and build the Port.

    No china harbour, no putting the islands in debt and no $400m payment Everything I was told was untrue.

    • Anonymous says:

      Minimum $16m per year for 25 years which does equal $400m. I have seen posts like this before saying the same exact thing and I counter every one of them with the truth and you are still spreading these lies and propaganda. China Harbour was a real fear and obviously not picking them was ordered by UK or chosen by CI to allow bots like you to say ‘no China Harbour’. If you don’t call paying $16m+ a year for 25 years to a consortium being in debt to that consortium then what is a debt. Completely brainwashed kirkbot here

    • Anonymous says:

      They have done an unnecessary and inappropriate job, well. That is not cause for celebration. A sampling would have been just as effective and saved the Caymanian people significant money (and time).

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you get paid per post to type such comments? Too much kool aid can lead to an overdose of stupidity.

  4. Anonymous says:

    OMG. Kirkbot alert. 😱. All hands on deck to post 👎 to every pro referendum comment. Quick now everyone to their stations. This is not a drill. 🚨🚨

  5. Anonymous says:

    lodge losing its grip!🗿lol

  6. Anonymous says:

    Anyone who hasn’t signed can still also add their names. The petition doesn’t get validated until it hits the magic 25%, which is a moving target as each month rolls on.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not actually a moving target per se, the register of electors is updated a couple times a year, in between those updates the numbers do not change except very limited circumstances, upcoming elections, by-elections, referendums etc
      Even when the numbers change they tend to only be a couple dozen people at a time, most Caymanians are already registered

    • lol says:

      Only in Wonderland!

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