Tag: Electoral Boundary Commission

The question of tradition versus equal suffrage

The question of tradition versus equal suffrage

| 14/07/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The recently published report by the Commonwealth mission of independent election observers has made a number of recommendations, one of which is the need to look at the number of voters in the constituencies in the eastern districts. This stems from the significant disparity of the four most eastern single-member districts on Grand Cayman. […]

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Mac turning to courts to stop SMCs

Mac turning to courts to stop SMCs

| 19/10/2015 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has said he wants a judicial review of the government’s decision to adopt the recommendations by the Electoral Boundary Commission (EBC) for electoral reform. In an impassioned speech on Friday during the debate on the government motion to accept the EBC’s report, which paves the way for ‘one man, one vote’ […]

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Governor relaxed over increased LA costs

Governor relaxed over increased LA costs

| 21/08/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The additional costs the country will incur when, or if, government adopts the recommendations of the Electoral Boundary Commission to increase the number 0f seats in the LA to nineteen need to be weighed against the advantages, Governor Helen Kilpatrick said when she received the report from the EBC Thursday. So far, the even […]

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History and equity justify 19th seat

History and equity justify 19th seat

| 08/07/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The introduction of a new legislative seat in the district of George Town allowed the Electoral Boundary Commission (EBC) to create exceptionally even numbers in the new constituencies within the existing historical boundaries of Grand Cayman’s three largest districts. Justifying creating 19 rather than 18 single member constituencies, the commission chair said the draft […]

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Last chance for input on voting boundaries

Last chance for input on voting boundaries

| 07/07/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The general public has just two more days left to offer input on the controversial recommendations made by the Electoral Boundary Commission to carve the local political landscape into nineteen seats. Although not unexpected, the recommendations appear to fly in the face of the general sentiment at the public meetings. If there was any […]

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New election landscape has 19 seats

New election landscape has 19 seats

| 30/06/2015 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Draft maps drawn up by the Electoral Boundary Commission to introduce single member constituencies and one man, one vote in time for the 2017 general election have nineteen seats. The proposed changes to the Cayman Islands political landscape have been published on the Elections Office website and are understood to be displayed in district […]

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Mac calls on Alden to admit opinion on OMOV

Mac calls on Alden to admit opinion on OMOV

| 20/05/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has said that he is willing to stand side by side with the premier, despite their current differences, in opposition to one man, one vote in single member constituencies if he is willing to admit his true opposition to the voting change. McKeeva Bush’s opposition to the plan is widely known […]

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District boundaries

District boundaries

| 06/05/2015 | 13 Comments

Attila the Hun writes: The current debate being raged by the Caymanian Compass, the leader of the opposition (LOO) and the premier (although he seems to have backed off and is leaving the fight to LOO) to combine the two districts of North Side and East End into one electoral district, returning one representative, has […]

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EBC seeks more input on new political landscape

EBC seeks more input on new political landscape

| 05/05/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Although the district public meetings held by the new Electoral Boundary Commission have now finished, the commissioners are still looking for input from the public before they begin the work of drawing up their report and recommendations for Cayman’s shift to one man, one vote in single member constituencies.

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EX-chamber boss berates ‘dependency’ problem

EX-chamber boss berates ‘dependency’ problem

| 04/05/2015 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The former president of the Chamber of Commerce berated the dependency problem of successive governments looking to “pie in the sky” proposed developments for an economic miracle. Johann Moxam warned the Electoral Boundary Commission not to use “proposed plans for proposed developments” to guess where voter growth might be when they do their work. 

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Cayman will ‘rue day’ of SMCs, says Mac

Cayman will ‘rue day’ of SMCs, says Mac

| 29/04/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader showed no signs of accepting the government’s move to introduce single member constituencies (SMCs) and one man, one vote (OMOV) during the Electoral Boundary Commission’s West Bay meeting Tuesday. The commissioners were in the district to listen to public views on where and how the boundaries for the new political landscape […]

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