Tag: Cayman Islands Elections Office

CPR plans major voter registration drive

CPR plans major voter registration drive

| 20/02/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Following the successful legal challenge by Cruise Port Referendum member Shirley Roulstone to government’s attempts to hold an unconstitutional poll, the CPR campaigners say they are now planning a major voter registration drive. One of the points of contention about the initial date for the referendum was that it disenfranchised new voters, as the […]

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400+ more voters join new register

400+ more voters join new register

| 20/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has finalised figures on the revised register of electors that is set to become effective on 1 April subject to objections or claims raised during the revision period, which opens Tuesday. The new lit of voters shows another significant increase compared to the list that came into effect at the beginning […]

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Electoral list grows by 166 voters

Electoral list grows by 166 voters

| 07/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has released the 1 January updated electoral roll, which has grown from 21,216 to 21,383 voters, all of whom should be eligible to vote in the referendum whenever a new date is set. While it is believed that more than 200 people registered between July and October, the removal of those […]

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Deadline approaches for April electoral roll

Deadline approaches for April electoral roll

| 30/12/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The date for the national referendum on the government’s proposed cruise port project is now up in the air, but if it takes place in April, which is a distinct possibility, the window of opportunity for new voters to take part will close on Thursday this week. Eligible Caymanians have only until 2 January […]

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Clock ticks on next election roll deadline

Clock ticks on next election roll deadline

| 08/12/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office is reminding would-be voters that in order to make the April register of electors, qualified people need to register by 2 January. If they fail to meet this deadline, they will not be on the electoral roll until the July 2020 update. “It is crucial that persons who meet the voter […]

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Meetings cancelled, vote prep halted

Meetings cancelled, vote prep halted

| 04/12/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has paused its preparations for the people-initiated referendum on the port project in the wake of the court’s decision Tuesday to delay the vote until after judicial review proceedings are completed. Officials said the postal ballot requests received to date that have not yet been issued will be held securely and […]

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280 postal ballots already dispatched

280 postal ballots already dispatched

| 28/11/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): With ten days left to go before the postal vote application deadline, the Elections Office has already sent out over 280 ballots and has received 81 sealed envelopes from voters in the cruise port referendum. But with government setting the vote just six days before Christmas, those numbers are expected to increase. The Elections […]

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Elections Office working on postal ballots

Elections Office working on postal ballots

| 18/11/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office is now receiving postal ballot applications for voters who will not be on island when Cayman goes to the polls next month for the cruise port referendum. Registered voters who will travelling on Referendum Day, 19 December, can apply for a postal ballot delivered locally or overseas. The deadline for the […]

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Deceased voters to be removed from roll

Deceased voters to be removed from roll

| 30/10/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): Government made only two concessions during the committee stage amendments to its proposed Referendum Bill Wednesday, before the legislation was passed by members. The premier made one amendment to the draft law, paving the way for the supervisor of elections to remove the names on the current register of voters who have died before […]

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Election Office moves 8 weeks before referendum

Election Office moves 8 weeks before referendum

| 26/10/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Officials have revealed that the Election Office is moving from its long-standing address on Smith Road to Bay Town Office Suites on the West Bay Road on Monday, just eight weeks before Cayman goes to the polls in a national referendum on 19 December. The office said there would be no interruption to services […]

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Elections Office stresses ballot secrecy

Elections Office stresses ballot secrecy

| 24/10/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Elections Office staff reassured voters Thursday that they will maintain the security of the upcoming people’s referendum on the cruise berthing project and that the secrecy of the ballot will be protected. Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell has also confirmed that there will be just one national count of votes cast, as was the case […]

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