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Last call for October electoral roll

Last call for October electoral roll

| 30/06/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office is reminding would-be voters that Wednesday is the last opportunity for people to register to join the electoral roll that will be published in October. The office has also released the calendar of events that will lead up to the General Election on Wednesday 26 May, which is 329 days away. […]

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Plans for COVID-proof elections in the works

Plans for COVID-proof elections in the works

| 10/06/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The supervisor of elections has said that he is hoping the May 2021 General Election will be carried out in the normal manner but the Elections Office is developing a contingency plan just in case. With the national ballot more than 11 months away, everyone is optimistic that by then COVID-19 will no longer […]

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Premier dismisses status delay concerns

Premier dismisses status delay concerns

| 09/06/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): A growing number of long-term residents here are worried they could miss the chance to vote next year because of delays in the Caymanian status application process due to the pandemic. However, the concerns have been dismissed by the premier. The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board has not met since the COVID-19 lockdown […]

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Date set for 2021 General Elections

Date set for 2021 General Elections

| 22/05/2020 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands voters will go to the polls in twelve months time on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, a date that has now been confirmed by the Governor’s Office. However, it is still not known if the referendum on the government’s cruise port project will also take place that day, as urged by the Cruise […]

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CPR plans major voter registration drive

CPR plans major voter registration drive

| 20/02/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Following the successful legal challenge by Cruise Port Referendum member Shirley Roulstone to government’s attempts to hold an unconstitutional poll, the CPR campaigners say they are now planning a major voter registration drive. One of the points of contention about the initial date for the referendum was that it disenfranchised new voters, as the […]

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400+ more voters join new register

400+ more voters join new register

| 20/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has finalised figures on the revised register of electors that is set to become effective on 1 April subject to objections or claims raised during the revision period, which opens Tuesday. The new lit of voters shows another significant increase compared to the list that came into effect at the beginning […]

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Deadline approaches for April electoral roll

Deadline approaches for April electoral roll

| 30/12/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The date for the national referendum on the government’s proposed cruise port project is now up in the air, but if it takes place in April, which is a distinct possibility, the window of opportunity for new voters to take part will close on Thursday this week. Eligible Caymanians have only until 2 January […]

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Clock ticks on next election roll deadline

Clock ticks on next election roll deadline

| 08/12/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office is reminding would-be voters that in order to make the April register of electors, qualified people need to register by 2 January. If they fail to meet this deadline, they will not be on the electoral roll until the July 2020 update. “It is crucial that persons who meet the voter […]

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New voter list grows to 21,217

New voter list grows to 21,217

| 30/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The electoral roll has grown by over one hundred new voters, the Elections Office said in a release confirming the new register of electors for 1 October. The new official list has reached 21,217 after 65 names were removed and 116 Caymanians registered before 1 July. The next list, which comes out in January, […]

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Premier dismisses FAC report on non-local rights

Premier dismisses FAC report on non-local rights

| 22/02/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has made it clear that he does not consider the report from the UK’s Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee on the British Overseas Territories as very significant because it does not represent the current British government’s policies. But he said that if the UK implemented the recommendations of the cross-party committee report […]

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The question of tradition versus equal suffrage

The question of tradition versus equal suffrage

| 14/07/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The recently published report by the Commonwealth mission of independent election observers has made a number of recommendations, one of which is the need to look at the number of voters in the constituencies in the eastern districts. This stems from the significant disparity of the four most eastern single-member districts on Grand Cayman. […]

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