Tag: Cayman Islands Elections Office

Third time lucky for challenged candidate

Third time lucky for challenged candidate

| 20/04/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Alric Lindsay has been cleared to stand as a candidate in the general election next month after Chief Justice Anthony Smellie found there was no justification for the Elections Office to have challenged his qualification over his residency during the last seven years. Lindsay, who is running [...]

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Election queries to be heard behind closed doors

Election queries to be heard behind closed doors

| 10/04/2017
(CNS Elections): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie will hear challenges this week to candidates nominated last month who may not be qualified, but the hearings will be behind closed doors. Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell has raised questions about the eligibility of three candidates that he wants [...]

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Elections Office turns to candidate qualification

Elections Office turns to candidate qualification

| 30/03/2017
(CNS Elections): With 63 people seeking election in May, officials from the Elections Office will now spend the next two days ensuring that all of them are qualified to stand, as several question have been raised around a small number of would-be politicians, officials have confirmed. Following chan [...]

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Over 21,000 registered to vote

Over 21,000 registered to vote

| 17/01/2017 | 49 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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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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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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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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Party-politics redefined in new elections law

Party-politics redefined in new elections law

| 13/09/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Government has finally published its amendment to the Elections Law, paving the way for the introduction of ‘one man, one vote’ in single member constituencies at the May 2017 General Election. While the reform of the local electoral system is at the heart of the new bill, it also [...]

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Voters urged to cooperate with election officials

Voters urged to cooperate with election officials

| 27/08/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The drive to update the existing register of voters for the May 2017 General Elections began on Saturday, when over 160 elections officials began the massive campaign of going door-to-door to every home in Cayman. The enumerators will be knocking on doors until the end of September in order t [...]

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New official takes over voting register in West Bay

New official takes over voting register in West Bay

| 24/08/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): As the Elections Office immerses itself in preparations for the Cayman Islands’ first general election under the system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single member constituencies next year, a new registering officer has been appointed in West Bay. Bethany Powery-Ebanks has repla [...]

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Election door-to-door campaign ready to roll

Election door-to-door campaign ready to roll

| 15/08/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): With 18,457 people registered to vote in Cayman, according to the latest register, officials from the Elections Office are about to begin a door-to-door campaign on all three islands, beginning with Grand Cayman, in an effort to encourage those who are entitled to vote in the general election [...]

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