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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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Cayman advised to review voter restrictions

Cayman advised to review voter restrictions

| 14/07/2017 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Election observers who came to watch the May 2017 election have advised government to make changes to restrictions on voters and widen the franchise to include long-term residents. In their final report on the mission, the Commonwealth observers made a number of recommendations about improving the secrecy of the ballot in some areas, better […]

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Candidates claim to fund bulk of campaigns

Candidates claim to fund bulk of campaigns

| 12/07/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Details of campaign finances for the eight weeks prior to the May 2017 General Election reveal very little about political donors but show that in most cases candidates largely funded their own campaigns. The Progressives have listed nine companies who made donations in excess of $5,000 to the party’s overall campaign, but the bulk […]

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$200k of Tomlinson donations revealed

$200k of Tomlinson donations revealed

| 10/07/2017 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Records held by the Elections Office of the full expense returns for all candidates have revealed that during the eight weeks before the May poll, former hospital boss and surgeon Dr Steve Tomlinson gave almost $200,000 in donations to ten independent candidates running in the election. This is over and above the money Tomlinson […]

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Seymour tops election expenses

Seymour tops election expenses

| 10/07/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS) Dwayne “John-John” Seymour spent more than CI$38,000 to win his seat in Bodden Town East, the most spent by any of the 61 candidates who ran in the May 2017 General Election. The report detailing the expenses of all of the candidates and parties, which was published by the Elections Office on Friday, shows […]

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Flapping tents worst local observers could find

Flapping tents worst local observers could find

| 04/06/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS): With the exception of poor lighting, some sign issues in George Town Central and tents flapping in the wind, the local election observers could find very little to fault on election day, according to their brief report. Alongside the CPA independent election observer mission, the Elections Office appointed a small local team to oversee […]

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