Cayman’s voter rolls top 19,500

The Elections Office says it has signed up 1,052 new voters as canvassers go door to door to make sure every eligible voter is registered for the May 2017 general election.

The total number of voters in the Cayman Islands is now 19,515, according to the Elections Office. The number will likely increase as elections workers continue canvassing in George Town through the end of November.

In a press release, Deputy Supervisor of Elections Sheena Glasgow said, “With the focus now on canvassing George Town, we are asking residents to be prepared for the enumerator’s visit. This includes having their supporting documentation ready for persons registering for the first time as well as for those already registered who may need to submit name changes.”

She also asks that people in gated communities make sure elections workers are allowed in.

Elections workers added 538 new voters in Bodden Town and 359 in West Bay. The Sister Islands added 83 new voters. Fifty people in North Side signed up as new voters, and 32 registered in East End.

Ms. Glasgow said the office removed 32 people from the voter rolls. Twenty-two people had died, eight were disqualified because they were sentenced to a year or more in prison, and two were “declared of unsound mind.”

Canvassers have also made 2,364 changes to voter registrations to update names, addresses or occupations for people already signed up to vote.