Mobile voting to take place week before election

| 10/04/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Elections): Mobile voting will take place over a four-day period the week before Election Day in all 19 single-member constituencies, election officials announced Monday. Each district has been assigned one mobile voting station and a mobile polling day between 16-19 May. The mobile voting application, FORM C, is available on the Elections Office website and must be returned to the Elections Office by 12 May 2017.

Mobile voting aims to assist two particular groups of people with the voting process:

1) Electors who are unable, or likely to be unable, to go in person to a polling station. These include people in hospital, rest homes, the elderly, the visually-impaired or other people with a physical disability. In these cases, a mobile team will visit the voter’s home or residence.

2) Electors who are unable to go in person to the polling station because of the general nature of their occupation, service or employment. This includes all volunteers working on Election Day. In these cases, the voter should go to the fixed mobile voting location listed below.

Mobile voting is an important part of the democratic process because not everyone is able to get to the polls on Election Day. During the 2013 elections, 655 votes from the more than 14,000 votes cast were mobile votes.

The mobile stations will be open for voting from 7.00am-6.00pm and voters are reminded that cell phones, cameras, iPads, or any other equipment that can digitally capture images or make audio recordings will not be allowed inside the polling stations.

Contact the Elections Office via email office@elections.ky or call 949-8047 for more information.

Single Member Electoral District Mobile Voting Mobile Polling Day
West Bay North First Assembly of God Church Hall, 100 Finch Drive, West Bay 17-May-17
 
West Bay West West Bay Public Library, 204 Rev. Blackman Rd, West Bay 17-May-17
West Bay Central Ed Bush Sport Field – Conf. Room, 90 Stadium Drive, West Bay 17-May-17
West Bay South John Gray Memorial United Church Hall, 26 West Church Street, West Bay 17-May-17
George Town North St Georges Anglican Church Hall, 66 Courts Road, George Town 17-May-17
George Town Central George Town – Town Hall,  43 Fort St, George Town 18-May-17
George Town West Smith Road Centre, 150 Smith Road, George Town 18-May-17
George Town South South Sound Community Centre, 1012 South Church Street, George Town 18-May-17
George Town East Agape Family Worship Centre – Hall, 50B Fairbanks Rd., George Town 18-May-17
Red Bay Seafarers Hall, 11 Victory Ave, George Town 18-May-17
Prospect Moravian Church Hall, 497 Poindexter Rd, George Town 16-May-17
Savannah Savannah United Church Hall, 17 Astral Way, Bodden Town 16-May-17
Newlands International College of the Cayman Islands, 595 Hirst Rd, Bodden Town 16-May-17
Bodden Town West Agricultural Grounds Pavilion, 199 Lottery Rd, Bodden Town 16-May-17
Bodden Town East Webster Memorial United Church Hall, 266 Bodden Town Rd, Bodden Town 16-May-17
North Side Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre, 923 North Side Rd 19-May-17
East End William Allen McLaughlin Civic Centre,  80 John Mclean Drive 19-May-17
Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman Aston Rutty Centre, 264 Ashton Reid Drive, Cayman Brac 19-May-17
Little Cayman PWD  Workers Building, 204 Spot Bay Road, Little Cayman 18-May-17
Cayman Brac East Veteran’s and Seaman’s Center, 205 Ashton Reid Drive, Cayman Brac 19-May-17

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  1. Election Observer says:

    This doesn’t make sense. If an infirm person cannot go to a polling station, how can he or she go to a ‘mobile polling station’?
    Mobile means moving around, not in one fixed location.

    CNS: As the Elections Office made abundantly clear in their release – which is copied here in this article: Mobile voting aims to assist two particular groups of people with the voting process:

    1) Electors who are unable, or likely to be unable, to go in person to a polling station. These include people in hospital, rest homes, the elderly, the visually-impaired or other people with a physical disability. In these cases, a mobile team will visit the voter’s home or residence.

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