Election information campaign launched

The Elections Office is launching an information campaign to help the public better understand changes to the voting system.

Changes to the Elections Law this year implemented the principle of single-member constituencies, meaning voters in the larger multi-member districts of West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town and the Sister Islands will no longer be able to elect more than one representative to the Legislative Assembly.

Under the single-member constituency system, there will be 19 Members of the Legislative Assembly elected in the May 2017 general election. Currently, 18 MLAs represent the districts.

The 19 single-member constituencies are: Bodden Town East, Bodden Town West, Newlands, Savannah, Cayman Brac East, Cayman Brac West and Little Cayman, East End, North Side, George Town North, George Town South, George Town Central, George Town East, George Town West, Prospect, Red Bay, West Bay Central, West Bay North, West Bay South and West Bay West.

In a statement released Wednesday, the Elections Office said it was inviting the public, including voters, potential candidates and their agents in the 2017 general election, to learn more about the changes to the Elections Law and the single-member constituency system.

Election officials will respond to emailed questions or will arrange to hold short presentations for groups or organizations, the Elections Office said. There will also be public meetings to help inform the public of the transition, details of which will be published in local media.

To submit questions or request a presentation, email [email protected]

Under the single-member constituency system, there will be 19 Members of the Legislative Assembly elected in the May 2017 general election.

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