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Tag: Cayman Islands Elections Office

Caymanian pursues HR complaint over vote denial

Caymanian pursues HR complaint over vote denial

| 26/05/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): A human rights complaint has been made alleging that almost 500 Caymanians were denied the right to vote because of the misinterpretation of the Elections Law regarding residency requirements. The Caymanian complainant has also asked the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association elections observ [...]

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Final turnout just short of 75% of voters

Final turnout just short of 75% of voters

| 24/05/2017
(CNS Election): More than 15,860 voters took part in the Cayman Islands first ever election under the system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single-member constituencies, representing a national turnout of just under 75%. While this was slightly less than previous elections, the numbers diffe [...]

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50% of votes already in

50% of votes already in

| 24/05/2017
(CNS Election): More than half of the 21,212 people eligible to vote had already been to the polling stations by noon Wednesday, in what officials are hoping will be a great turnout for this historic Election Day. All nineteen constituencies had seen considerable traffic by lunchtime, and apart from [...]

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And they’re off!

And they’re off!

| 24/05/2017
(CNS Election): The polls have now opened in Cayman’s historic General Election, when for the first time the more than 20,000 people on the electoral register will have just one vote to cast for one candidate in each of the 19 different constituencies in a first past the post race. Election [...]

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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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