Tag: Electoral Boundary Commission

McField angry as UPM ignores boundary report

McField angry as UPM ignores boundary report

| 23/04/2024 | 63 Comments

(CNS): More than eight months after the 2023 Electoral Boundary Commission handed over its report on a revised election landscape, local attorney Steve McField is enraged that the Cayman Islands Government has failed to deal with it. McField and his fellow commissioners, EBC Chairperson Dr Lisa Handley and Adriannie Webb, worked for several months on the […]

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Election maps change within districts

Election maps change within districts

| 06/07/2023 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The 2023 Electoral Boundary Commission has unveiled its proposed new election maps impacting 15 constituencies, including the Sister Islands, where the dividing line on Cayman Brac has been moved slightly. But the commissioners have not crossed district boundary lines or merged East End and North Side, leaving Bodden Town with four supersized constituencies.

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15 constituencies face boundary changes

15 constituencies face boundary changes

| 30/06/2023 | 53 Comments

(CNS) The Electoral Boundary Commission has announced that there will be three public meetings next week where the proposed constituency boundaries will be revealed following several months of work. The three-member team will also provide insight into how the new boundaries impacting 15 of the 19 constituencies in the Cayman Islands were decided on.

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Districts pose problem for constituency review

Districts pose problem for constituency review

| 18/05/2023 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Retaining the five traditional districts boundaries in Grand Cayman while reshaping constituencies will result in more major population differences, the Electoral Boundary Commission has warned. As district meetings got underway this week, the three-member team tasked with redrawing Cayman’s election map explained the challenges presented by the huge population growth, especially in Bodden Town, […]

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Work underway on new election landscape

Work underway on new election landscape

| 04/05/2023 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The official Cayman Islands Register of Electors currently stands at 23,496 voters, which is 2,270 more than in 2017, the year of the first election under the system of ‘one man, one vote’. While the number of voters has increased by only 9% in the last six years, the growth is concentrated in certain […]

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Electoral map to undergo review this year

Electoral map to undergo review this year

| 15/01/2023 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A new Electoral Boundary Commission has been appointed by Governor Martyn Roper which will begin work this year on re-examining the current boundaries that form the 19 constituencies across the Cayman Islands. Under the Constitution, a commission must be appointed to look at the electoral map and make recommendations every eight years. Since the […]

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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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