Tag: Cayman Islands Elections Office

$220k spent from port vote $1.32M budget

$220k spent from port vote $1.32M budget

| 28/07/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): An additional CI$1,320,000 was budgeted for the people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project, but in the end the Elections Office spent only $220,000 on the verification and early prep work. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson revealed that, since it was a non-election year, the office had needed the $1.32 million above its 2019 budget […]

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Electors list inches up by just 24 voters

Electors list inches up by just 24 voters

| 07/07/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The voter register for July has inched up by just two dozen people, according to the new confirmed list now published on the Elections Office website. The register grew from 21,800 in April to 21,824 last week. The confirmed arrival of COVID-19 in Cayman in March and the subsequent lockdown cut the opportunity for […]

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Last call for October electoral roll

Last call for October electoral roll

| 30/06/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office is reminding would-be voters that Wednesday is the last opportunity for people to register to join the electoral roll that will be published in October. The office has also released the calendar of events that will lead up to the General Election on Wednesday 26 May, which is 329 days away. […]

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Plans for COVID-proof elections in the works

Plans for COVID-proof elections in the works

| 10/06/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The supervisor of elections has said that he is hoping the May 2021 General Election will be carried out in the normal manner but the Elections Office is developing a contingency plan just in case. With the national ballot more than 11 months away, everyone is optimistic that by then COVID-19 will no longer […]

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Date set for 2021 General Elections

Date set for 2021 General Elections

| 22/05/2020 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands voters will go to the polls in twelve months time on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, a date that has now been confirmed by the Governor’s Office. However, it is still not known if the referendum on the government’s cruise port project will also take place that day, as urged by the Cruise […]

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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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