Tag: Cayman Islands Elections Office

Slow start for for voters on Election Day

Slow start for for voters on Election Day

| 14/04/2021

(CNS): Just over 16% of the electorate voted during the first two hours after the polls opened on General Election Day in the Cayman Islands. However, elections officials are expecting a busy day with a high turnout. More than 21% of voters in North Side have already cast their vote, while over in West Bay […]

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Anti-corruption pledge becomes secret

Anti-corruption pledge becomes secret

| 12/04/2021

(CNS): Following the launch of the awareness campaign to highlight election corruption, aimed at keeping the 2021 elections clean and transparent, a key element of it has now become a secret. The General Election Against Corruption Today (ACT) Education Campaign included the 50 candidates publicly signing a pledge to uphold standards while competing for a […]

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Elections Office refers complaints to cops

Elections Office refers complaints to cops

| 06/04/2021

(CNS): The supervisor of elections has confirmed that he has referred a number of complaints relating to the campaign to the police, explaining that they are the agency tasked with investigating public concerns about the election. Wesley Howell told CNS that he is not able to comment on the specifics of any investigations but that […]

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Candidates face growing requests for cash

Candidates face growing requests for cash

| 16/03/2021

(CNS): Alric Lindsay, an independent candidate for George Town South, told CNS he is seeing an acceleration in requests from voters for cash as he canvasses in his constituency and is worried that voters don’t understand that selling their vote is against the law because of the legacy of politicians who have been wiling to […]

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50 contenders declare for 2021

50 contenders declare for 2021

| 01/03/2021

(CNS): The snap election called by Premier Alden McLaughlin appears to have had an impact on the potential field of candidates for this general election. Just fifty people have formally declared for the 2021 race for the 19 constituencies, the lowest number of runners for several general elections. There are many more head to head […]

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16 teenagers deprived of first vote

16 teenagers deprived of first vote

| 12/02/2021

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin’s political decision to call early elections has disenfranchised 16 teenagers who will turn 18 years old between 14 April and 26 May and had expected to be able to vote in their first general election this year. The Elections Office has confirmed that these 17-year-old would-be voters will now be removed […]

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Voters urged to check the register

Voters urged to check the register

| 03/02/2021

(CNS): The Revised Register of Electors was published by the Elections Office on Wednesday and is now open to public review for the next 21 days to enable voters to submit claims and objections especially those whose names have been wrongly removed or stated incorrectly in the revised list. With a surge in the number […]

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Just hours left to join roll for May election

Just hours left to join roll for May election

| 20/01/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office will be open today, Wednesday, until 7:00pm, leaving just hours for eligible individuals who are not registered to make the voters list that will be used on election day in May. The Elections Office and numerous activist groups as well as the candidates have been on a major voter drive ahead […]

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Voter numbers grow as deadline approaches

Voter numbers grow as deadline approaches

| 08/01/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The latest list of electors, which was published on 1 January, shows that over 1,000 more people have registered to vote since the list used for the 2017 General Election. But there are now less than two weeks left for any unregistered qualified people to be added to the electoral roll that will be […]

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Voter registration extended for election roll

Voter registration extended for election roll

| 21/12/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has extended the deadline for eligible voters to get their names on to the next electors’ roll, which will be the one used for the General Election in May. The deadline was 4 January but, given its importance, officials have pushed that date back to 20 January to give more people […]

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‘Starting gun’ fired for 2021 election

‘Starting gun’ fired for 2021 election

| 14/12/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper issued election writs to 19 returning officers across Grand Cayman last week, firing the metaphorical starting gun for the May 2021 General Election. There are still five months to go before Cayman goes to the polls but this administrative step on the road to voting for MPs for the firs time, […]

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