Election Office moves 8 weeks before referendum

| 26/10/2019 | 25 Comments
Cayman News Service
Bay Town Office Suites

(CNS): Officials have revealed that the Election Office is moving from its long-standing address on Smith Road to Bay Town Office Suites on the West Bay Road on Monday, just eight weeks before Cayman goes to the polls in a national referendum on 19 December. The office said there would be no interruption to services since the move was planned to happen between the end of the petition verification and before the vote, so as to not impact either process.

Voters wanting to collect ID cards, apply for postal and mobile voting or other services will need to go to Bay Town Office Suites, 1st Floor, 68 West Bay Road, near the North Church Street, Eastern Avenue and West Bay Road Intersection. Office hours are 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information call 1 (345) 949-8047 or email office@elections.ky or visit the Elections Office website

The mailing address remains the same: Elections Office, PO Box 10120, Grand Cayman  KY1-1001, CAYMAN ISLANDS.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Unless someone has lost their Voter Registration Card, enumerated and Gazetted voters on the list (that are still alive, not serving life sentences, and mentally fit) only need to collect their official voter cards one time. They don’t expire, and it takes all of 3 minutes. If you’ve never got one, then plan to go to either: (a) before old office moves, or (b) after new office move, before Referendum day.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Current building has one of the top 5 slowest elevators in Cayman. I honestly don’t care where they are parked in the protracted off-season, so long as those 22k or so, that can actually vote, register to do so, and show up to be counted on game day.

  3. Say it like it is says:

    The new GAB was supposed to house all our civil servants and avoid the exhorbitant cost of all the properties rented at that time. As of now we have even more government employees occupying rented accommodation at even greater cost, they are spread all over George Town. This is world class civil service mismanagement.

    • Anonymous says:

      How can such a small jurisdiction have such a massive civil service?

    • Anonymous says:

      The new airport was also suppose to be efficient and effective for many years to come but on busy weekends in the high tourist season it is totally obsolete.

    • Anon says:

      Elections officials report to the Govenor not his deputy and as such are not classed as Civil Servants. The Elections office has to be autonomous in order to carry out their Mandate. The Smith Road premises were specially fitted out to meet their needs and should have been purchased for them long ago. Instead Govt has purchased it for the HSA forcing them to move.

    • Anonymous says:

      No. The new GAB was supposed to be on of two buildings. So it was only supposed to house half of the Civil Service.

      And don’t blame the CS for this. The decision not to build the second building was taken during the financial crisis. Because there was no money to build it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh boy all the anti goverment trouble makers are out in force now. Big conspiracy!
    Thank goodness they did not move into Camana Bay as imagine what a ruckus that would have created. Why don’t you haters get a life and just go vote like is required and let the democratic process take its course.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully this was to allow for the unhindered and covert installation of surveillance gear in the empty space before the move.

    Heed anyone try any funny business!

  6. Anonymous says:

    2:13 The Election Office is independent of the Government and like the Auditor General, Ombudsman and DPP should be located away from GAB.

    • anon says:

      9.11 Your reasoning is wishful thinking and certainly does not apply to the dozens of other government entities spread around George Town. It would be interesting to find out who the owners of these properties are – would any be civil servants by any chance?.

  7. Anonymous says:

    That’s a bit strange… Wonder why they would move to a place in a higher rent bracket. WTH? Nobody thinks this is weird??
    Just, why? Why?
    And all you’re going to hear is crickets from the goon squad. I mean the government…

  8. Anonymous says:

    Vote on Referendum Day. Do not allow either side to bully you

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  10. Anonymous says:

    What’s the big deal If they’re moving offices? Smh

    • Anonymous says:

      Sometime, in fact quite often, it is used as an excuse in many situations.

    • Anonymous says:

      It will keep the Elections Office busy while the PPM/Unity Government gets up to referendum shenanigans while they’re occupied.

  11. Kurt Christian says:

    Vote No

  12. Anonymous says:

    Rather too convenient? Rule number 39, ‘There is no such thing as coincidence.’

  13. Anonymous says:

    Why can’t it be accommodated in the Administration Building that was intended to provide space for all government offices?

    • Anonymous says:

      Cornflake of interest cupcake. It’s separate and apart from central government. Needs to be outside

    • Han Solo says:

      Ya mad! That’s like asking the Fox to guard the Hen house…….now you want them politicians to play with those numbers 2, 3am in the morning before Wesley Howell and his team comes to work at 8:30am. Can’t house certain Govt entities together under the same roof tops, and this is one. VOTE NO!

      • Anonymous says:

        Put them in the Glasshouse then. Plenty space in there. Or, wait for it…the Scotia building they just bought….


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