The Elections Office has released a web ticker that tracks progress in verifying petition signatures for the cruise port referendum.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the ticker, available at www.electionsoffice.ky, indicated 27.6% or 1,503 of the verification forms had been received. That leaves 3,935 forms left to verify.

“The web ticker will provide the public with regular updates as Elections Office officials continue to verify the signatures on the provided cruise port referendum petition,” the Elections Office said in press release Tuesday.

“The new website plug-in will include the number of verification forms that have been received, the number outstanding, as well as an overall percentage of the signatures confirmed out of the 5,438 that have been submitted thus far.”

Signatures are required from 25% of the electorate, or 5,289 voters, to prompt a people-initiated referendum.

The petition to launch such a referendum regarding development of a cruise port in George Town was submitted to the Elections Office in May by Cruise Port Referendum Cayman.

The Elections Office is now working to individually verify each signature from the petition. Officials began going door-to-door in the districts of North Side and East End on 28 June. Door-to-door verification in other districts, from Bodden Town to West Bay, began over the weekend.

Petitioners can also verify their signatures in person at the Elections Office, which is open 8:30am to 6:30pm on Mondays to Thursdays; from 8:30am to 5pm on Fridays, and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays.

Individuals who are off island can contact [email protected] for further instructions.