Elections Office open till midnight
Wednesday, 2 January, is the last day for eligible people to register if they wish to vote in the May 2013 general election.
People may register any time, but if they do not comply with this deadline they will not be on the official Register of Electors that comes into effect on 1 April – in time for the 22 May elections.
To assist individuals who wish to register, the Elections Office in the Smith Road Centre will be open until midnight. Making things even easier, registering officers will have a registration station downstairs in the lobby, also until midnight.
In Cayman Brac, Registering Officer Ellen Lazzari will be at Brac Executive Services from 9am until 12 midnight on 2 January.
Voters who are already registered do not need to register again. However, for those who have changed their names, occupations or street addresses since being registered, this is the final opportunity to complete a Form 13 to update their particulars.
Also, Supervisor of Elections Kearney Gomez emphasised, this is the final call for those who have changed districts to ensure that they are registered in the correct electoral district.
Individuals who have Caymanian status and have not been naturalised, but are otherwise qualified, may register to vote. Naturalisation is not a prerequisite to qualify.
The application to register as a voter is Form 4, which may be downloaded from the Elections Office website, www.electionsoffice.ky, or it may be obtained from the registering officers. The applicant should bring correct documents.
If Caymanian born, the person should bring his or her birth certificate and the birth certificate of a parent or grandparent born in the Cayman Islands. The applicant who is a status holder should bring his or her birth certificate and status certificate. The documents should be originals.