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Over 21,000 registered to vote

Over 21,000 registered to vote

| 17/01/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): After a surge in registration over the last few days of the Election Office drive, more than 21,000 people are expected to be eligible to vote in the historic general election on 24 May. Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell said that over 300 new voter registration applications were received [...]

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Voter deadline midnight tonight

Voter deadline midnight tonight

| 16/01/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The Elections Office will be open until midnight Monday, the last day that Caymanians eligible to vote can register for the electoral roll and vote in the May General Election. Today is the final opportunity for people who want to make that list in time before the cut-off for what will be the [...]

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Vetting the Register of Electors

Vetting the Register of Electors

| 13/01/2017 | 0 Comments
The Elections Office has been working commendably to encourage as many young persons as possible to register to vote. This registration drive seems to include Caymanians who are 17 years old and will turn 18 before Election Day. Young persons who are Caymanian “by entitlement” under the Immigrat [...]

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New voter list confirmed at 19,449

New voter list confirmed at 19,449

| 10/01/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Almost one thousand more voters have been added to the country’s electoral roll as the voter drive ahead of the May General Election continues and the clock ticks on the registration deadline. As Cayman gears up for the first ever national poll under a system of ‘one man, one voteR [...]

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Harsher penalties for harbouring illegals needed

Harsher penalties for harbouring illegals needed

| 09/01/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, a declared candidate for George Town Central, close to the area where police shot and killed a Jamaican man thought to be here in the Cayman Islands illegally, says the penalties for whoever he was staying with while he was here need to be strictly enforced. There are two issue [...]

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Ten days left to register to vote in 2017

Ten days left to register to vote in 2017

| 06/01/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The clock is ticking for new voters to register so that they can participate in the May 2017 General Election. The deadline for new voters to sign up is 16 January, which is also the date by which those already on the electoral roll must change their name, occupation or street address, becaus [...]

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Our youth are politically apathetic

Our youth are politically apathetic

| 05/01/2017 | 47 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: Apparently, a certain constitutional entitlement is rather unimportant in our democratic society. If there’s one thing that the Elections Office’s canvassing exercise reveals about Cayman’s youth, it’s this: politics disinterests them. That’s essentially the message our [...]

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Bush to run in West Bay West

Bush to run in West Bay West

| 02/01/2017 | 104 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has confirmed that he will be running in his own home district of West Bay West in the 2017 election under the new electoral system. McKeeva Bush revealed in his New Year message that he will be launching his election bid with a constituency council meeting on Monday ni [...]

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Students stir up a baker’s dozen more voters at GT bar

Students stir up a baker’s dozen more voters at GT bar

| 14/12/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): A group of students from the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI) held a voter registration drive at a George Town bar on Friday night and persuaded 13 young people to join the electoral roll. The event was held at The Office and organised by five students from the college’s p [...]

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Election date set, voter deadline extended

Election date set, voter deadline extended

| 12/12/2016 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The 2017 General Election date has been confirmed as Wednesday, 24 May 2017, and the Elections Office has extended the registration deadline for eligible people to make the list to be able to vote. Governor Helen Kilpatrick signed off on next year’s election programme Friday, making polling [...]

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Mac presses for voter deadline extension

Mac presses for voter deadline extension

| 09/12/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush has called on the Elections Office to push back the year-end deadline for eligible people to register as voters in time for the 2017 General Election. Wesley Howell, the supervisor of elections, told CNS that they are considering pushing back the deadline into J [...]

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