Seven claim right to vote

Seven people have filed a claim asserting they were wrongly omitted from the Register of Electors published on 29 January. 

The deadline for filing claims and objections was 5pm on Wednesday, 20 February. Supervisor of Elections Kearney Gomez said five claims were filed in the electoral district of George Town, one in West Bay and one in North Side. 

There were 12 objections to names that are included on the voters’ list. Those objections were all filed in East End. 

No claims or objections were received in the district of Bodden Town, or the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The voter totals in those districts will remain the same when the new Register of Electors comes into force on 1 April. That list will be used for the general election on 22 May. 

There are 4,567 registered voters in Bodden Town and 1,046 in the Sister Islands. 

Other district totals, before claims and objections are processed, are: George Town, 7,457; West Bay, 4,237; East End, 647; and North Side, 602. The provisional total number of voters in the Cayman Islands is 18,556. 

The existing list issued on 1 January for the first quarter of this year showed 15,776 registered voters. The significant increase from the January list is due to registration drives and extended open hours at the Elections Office.  

Mr. Gomez said Chief Magistrate Nova Hall will serve as the revising officer settling claims and objections. Notices regarding the disputed matters will be published by 5 March.  

The latest date for settling claims and objections is 12 March. Any hearings conducted by the revising officer are considered to be 
open court. 

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