Tag: Cayman Islands Elections Office

Petition verification almost halfway there

Petition verification almost halfway there

| 16/07/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has issued an updated tally of the number of signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition that they have now verified. As of Monday evening, less than three weeks after the formal process began, 2,362 signatures have already been verified, which is 44.6% of the number required to trigger a people’s […]

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Over one third of petition verified

Over one third of petition verified

| 15/07/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Just two weeks after the Elections Office began the verification process for the Cruise Port Referendum petition, more than 35% of the signatures have been verified. The latest statistics show that the campaigners have also submitted several hundred more signatures to the Elections Office, which now has more that 5,600 names to verify.

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Small number not verifying petition

Small number not verifying petition

| 12/07/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has confirmed that only a small number of people who signed the petition for a referendum on the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have declined to sign the verification form. So far, more than 1,500 people have verified their names and less than two dozen have refused, officials said, noting that […]

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Over 27% of CPR petition verified

Over 27% of CPR petition verified

| 09/07/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): After two weeks of knocking on doors in various communities on Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands, the Elections Office verification team has confirmed more than 1,500 signatures (27.6%) on the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on government’s controversial proposal for a cruise berthing project. The office issued a press release Tuesday about […]

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Premier blanks CPR meeting request

Premier blanks CPR meeting request

| 04/07/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Activists behind the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project have said that a request to meet with Premier Alden McLaughlin about the petition and the potential vote has been ignored. While the premier has been busy hosting international meetings and is currently in St Lucia for the CARICOM meeting, the […]

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Petition verification begins in NS and EE

Petition verification begins in NS and EE

| 01/07/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office said Friday that it had begun the door-to-door verification of the signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition in the districts of North Side and East End. While its decision to verify every single one of the 5,300 names on the document submitted last month has sparked an increasingly polarizing debate, […]

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Elections Office urges petitioners to come on in

Elections Office urges petitioners to come on in

| 21/06/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS): With Cabinet set on the Elections Office checking each and every signature on the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing project, all of the more than 5,300 people who signed are being urged to go to the office as soon as possible to confirm their signature and help move the […]

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Governor backs full petition ‘do-over’

Governor backs full petition ‘do-over’

| 20/06/2019 | 90 Comments

(CNS): As concern mounts that the decision to verify every signature and effectively redo the entire petition for a people-initiated referendum on the port, Governor Martyn Roper has given his backing to the process. But campaigners behind the initiative, who say there is no legal basis for this ‘do-over’, are worried that it is an […]

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Elections boss justifies verification process

Elections boss justifies verification process

| 18/06/2019 | 117 Comments

(CNS): Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell has said it is Cabinet that has requested a full independent verified list based on the petition submitted to the Elections Office last week requesting a referendum on the cruise berthing project. In the absence of any law directing a people’s vote, the office is virtually redoing the entire petition […]

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Door to door petition checks to begin in two weeks

Door to door petition checks to begin in two weeks

| 14/06/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has confirmed that the door to door verification process of the petition for a referendum on the cruise port project will start in around two weeks. But voters who have signed the petition can now visit the office to verify their signature during office hours with their voter card or another […]

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Verification of petition raises fear of retribution

Verification of petition raises fear of retribution

| 31/05/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Public sector workers who signed the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have raised concerns that during the verification process they will be intimidated into withdrawing their support. Concerns were raised at a public meeting Thursday that once government sees the names of the more than 5,300 […]

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