The date for that vote is now set for 18 July. Lawmakers are expected to approve a formal referendum bill in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
Mr. Bush said the logistics of holding the vote during a weekday required that a holiday be called.
“In order to have sufficient personnel to work in the polling process, people will have to be off from work,” Mr. Bush said.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will use special constables – unpaid volunteer officers – to secure polling sites. Both public and private sector workers are being recruited as election officers and overseers, Mr. Bush said.
Supporters of the referendum seek to change Cayman’s current multi-member constituencies to single-member districts. The referendum would require nearly 8,000 ‘yes’ votes to pass.