Registered voters list grows to 21,217

1 Oct. deadline for January list nears

Electors line up to vote outside the George Town South polling station in 2017. - PHOTO: KAYLA YOUNG

Since July, 116 people have been added to Cayman’s voters list, according to the latest numbers from the Elections Office.

The increase in voters now means that as of 1 Oct. a total of 21,217 individuals will be registered and able to vote in the Cayman Islands.

The Elections Office released those figures Thursday.

The new voters will be included in the October 2019 official register of electors list which will be published on 1 Oct.

“The increase of 116 voters is more than double the 51 additional voters who were added to the list in July 2019,” the Elections Office said in its statement.

A total of 65 voters have been also removed from the official register since July “due to death, incarceration or mental illness”, it added.

The Elections Office said its district registering officers have removed 185 voters who have passed away over the last 12 months. However, it suggested, that number would possibly need adjusting.

“It is still possible that the registering officers were not made aware of other registered voters who passed away, particularly persons who have died overseas. The Elections Office asks that individuals who are aware of registered voters who have recently passed away to contact them in order to ensure the Official Register of Electors is as accurate as possible,” it said.

The Elections Office also urged individuals who are unsure if they are currently registered to vote to check their details on its website.

It also reminded those who have recently concluded a prison sentence of more than 12 months that they will have to re-register to vote.

The next official register of Electors will be issued on 1 Jan. 2020.

The deadline to get on that list is 1 Oct. The Elections Office will remain open until 9pm that day to allow for late registration.

Those registering by that date will be included on the 1 Jan. 2020 list and will be able to vote from 1 Jan.

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