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McField angry as UPM ignores boundary report

McField angry as UPM ignores boundary report

| 23/04/2024 | 63 Comments

(CNS): More than eight months after the 2023 Electoral Boundary Commission handed over its report on a revised election landscape, local attorney Steve McField is enraged that the Cayman Islands Government has failed to deal with it. McField and his fellow commissioners, EBC Chairperson Dr Lisa Handley and Adriannie Webb, worked for several months on the […]

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JOCC reveals plan to review campaign financing

JOCC reveals plan to review campaign financing

| 12/01/2024 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has revealed her intention to look at campaign financing, which she said was a “very big concern”. Although this is a “very delicate subject” that most politicians do not want to discuss, it is something that the people do want to discuss, she said when she appeared on Radio Cayman’s talk […]

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Poll: Should Cayman have territory-wide MPs?

Poll: Should Cayman have territory-wide MPs?

| 11/12/2023 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Of the five British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands is the only one that does not have “at-large” (territory-wide) elected political representatives among its legislative body. The fact that the constitutions of other BOTs allow for this demonstrates that it would be possible to amend our Constitution and introduce at-large MPs […]

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Revised constituencies stick to historic boundaries

Revised constituencies stick to historic boundaries

| 08/08/2023 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A draft report from the 2023 Electoral Boundary Commission sticks to the Cayman Islands’ six traditional districts but redraws constituency lines within those districts. The new proposed election landscape has created constituencies that differ significantly in population size countrywide but are more evenly balanced within the districts of West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town, […]

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Election maps change within districts

Election maps change within districts

| 06/07/2023 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The 2023 Electoral Boundary Commission has unveiled its proposed new election maps impacting 15 constituencies, including the Sister Islands, where the dividing line on Cayman Brac has been moved slightly. But the commissioners have not crossed district boundary lines or merged East End and North Side, leaving Bodden Town with four supersized constituencies.

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15 constituencies face boundary changes

15 constituencies face boundary changes

| 30/06/2023 | 53 Comments

(CNS) The Electoral Boundary Commission has announced that there will be three public meetings next week where the proposed constituency boundaries will be revealed following several months of work. The three-member team will also provide insight into how the new boundaries impacting 15 of the 19 constituencies in the Cayman Islands were decided on.

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Districts pose problem for constituency review

Districts pose problem for constituency review

| 18/05/2023 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Retaining the five traditional districts boundaries in Grand Cayman while reshaping constituencies will result in more major population differences, the Electoral Boundary Commission has warned. As district meetings got underway this week, the three-member team tasked with redrawing Cayman’s election map explained the challenges presented by the huge population growth, especially in Bodden Town, […]

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Work underway on new election landscape

Work underway on new election landscape

| 04/05/2023 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The official Cayman Islands Register of Electors currently stands at 23,496 voters, which is 2,270 more than in 2017, the year of the first election under the system of ‘one man, one vote’. While the number of voters has increased by only 9% in the last six years, the growth is concentrated in certain […]

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Drive begins to get over 3,900 people on voter roll

Drive begins to get over 3,900 people on voter roll

| 27/02/2023 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office is launching a voter registration drive to encourage qualified electors to take part in the government referendum on gambling and ganja that is expected to take place later this year. Although a date has not yet been set in law by parliament, in order to make the electoral roll by 1 […]

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Electoral map to undergo review this year

Electoral map to undergo review this year

| 15/01/2023 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A new Electoral Boundary Commission has been appointed by Governor Martyn Roper which will begin work this year on re-examining the current boundaries that form the 19 constituencies across the Cayman Islands. Under the Constitution, a commission must be appointed to look at the electoral map and make recommendations every eight years. Since the […]

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Voter roll has grown over 5% since elections

Voter roll has grown over 5% since elections

| 06/01/2023 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The new electors register published on 1 January shows that the list has grown by over 1,250 voters since the election in April 2021, an increase of around 5.6%, as the Cayman Islands faces a possible referendum this year on the decriminalisation of ganja and the introduction of a national lottery. Given the length […]

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