Elections Office confirms NY voter list

| 21/10/2019 | 5 Comments
Cayman News Service
Elections Office banner on Smith Road

(CNS): The Elections Office has released the revised list of electors, which is set to come into effect on 1 January 2020 and shows that the electoral roll has grown to 21,382 registered voters after 220 new voters signed up between July and October. Fifty-four ineligible voters were removed from the list, as well as 45 who have died since 2 July. But the issue of voter registration has been thrown into controversy as this list will not be in effect for the cruise port referendum on 19 December.

Individuals are being asked to review the latest list, which can be seen on the Elections Office website or in print at post offices. Anyone with a claim in relation to the new list should email office@elections.ky or call +1 (345) 949 8047. The office is encouraging the public to review the list for invalid entries or outdated information, such as cases where a voter has moved to a different electoral district or is no longer residing in the Cayman Islands.

The deadline for submitting claims and objections is 5pm on 8 November 2019.

As per the Elections Law, once the current revised list is finalised on 9 December or earlier if there are no claims or objections, it will be reviewed and signed off by the chief magistrate and become the Official List of Electors on 1 January 2020.

But activists are calling for this list to be implemented earlier to enable new voters to take part in the referendum and to ensure those 45 people who have died since the latest list was confirmed are removed. As it stands, given that more voters may die or become incapacitated before Referendum Day, government already has at least 45 ‘yes’ votes for the cruise port project even before the the first ballot has been cast.

The Elections Office explained that the new list, which comes into force less than two weeks after the referendum, remains in place and unchanged until 31 March 2020. In cases where an individual becomes ineligible to vote after 8 November 2019, they will by law remain on the Official List of Electors until the next list comes into effect on 1 April 2020.

The Elections Office reminds those wanting to register to vote that they can register at any time. 2 January 2020 is the deadline to be included in the next eligible list, which will be effective from 1 April 2020.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    unfortunately we are dealing with Alden and MacKeeva, backed by the votes of the greedy. their day will come. think about that!

  2. Anonymous says:

    How do we know that the list is accurate??

  3. Anonymous says:

    The government is so desiprate for votes that they have no shame in making 45 dead man votes count for a “yes” vote for them. If that’s not a disgraceful nothing is.

    • Anonymous says:

      There are always dead people on the elections roll. That’s just the way the system works. If the no vote fails to win by 45 votes or less, then we can complain. Until then its a non-issue. (I hope the No wins BTW.)

    • Anonymous says:

      You took the words (or keystrokes) out of my mouth (or keyboard). This is a complete sham . Government is attempting to make the peoples referendum fail, rather than getting a true representation of what the general populace wants. THAT is the travesty. They have clearly indicated that they do not want to know our opinion. They want their AGENDA. I am utterly embarrassed, disappointed, and fu@&ing angry.

      If any of you (politicians) still have a shred of decency and morality left in your manifesto, either you clearly admit to us that you do not want a true sampling of the national opinion, (which would require some assemblance of honesty on your part, as well as courage), OR , you permit voter registration up until 19 December, permit the vote on 15 January, and this will permit a TRUE representation of the desires of the people YOU WORK FOR.

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