The Elections Office has verified 44.6% of the required 5,292 signatures on a petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on the proposed cruise port dock in George Town.

As of Monday, staff at the Elections Office, which has been tasked by Governor Martyn Roper to verify the petition, had confirmed 2,362 signatures.

Under the Constitution, 25% of Cayman’s 21,116 registered voters can prompt a referendum.

On 12 June, petition organisers from Cruise Port Referendum Cayman handed over the petition, which at the time featured 5,438 signatures, to Elections Office officials. An additional 199 signatures have been submitted to the Elections Office since then.

The Elections Office began its door-to-door verification process on 28 June.

People can also visit the Elections Office headquarters to verify their signatures between the hours of 8:30am and 6:30pm Mondays to Thursdays, from 8:30am to 5pm on Fridays, and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays.


  1. Government needs to STOP and Put on hold any spending for this cruise berthing project…… let the voters decide and not let a few politicians decide what is best for our future.

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