Thirteen people registered to vote Friday evening during a drive by students of the International College of the Cayman Islands to get new voters signed up.
Public speaking class students Nadia Martinez, Lisbeth Gratereaux, Justin Ebanks, Doran Kelly and Jamie Lee Wood held the drive at The Office bar.
The general election is scheduled for May 24, 2017.
In a press release, Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell praised the efforts of the students to get other students registered.
“Peer-to-peer communication is an effective way of sharing a message,” he said. “The ICCI Public Speaking students demonstrated how well peer-to-peer communication works when they effectively communicated the value of voter registration and voting to their peers last Friday evening, when they signed up 13 potential new voters.”
Mr. Howell pointed out that the last date to register to vote in the election is Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The Elections Office announced last week that the original voter registration deadline of Dec. 31 had been extended.