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The Human Rights Commission has raised objection to quarantining voters missing out on casting their ballot during the 14 April general election.
With four months to go before the May polls, the Elections Act 2021 has been published, with Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell stressing that the legislation does not contain any policy changes or modifications.
The Elections Office is extending its opening hours to give voters more time to register and collect voter IDs.
Any eligible Caymanians wanting to vote in the General Election on 26 May 2021 have only until 4 Jan. 2021 to register. The next interim deadline to register to vote is Thursday 1 Oct.
The Elections Office moved over the weekend and is set to open at its new location at Baytown Office Suites on Monday.
The Cayman Islands Elections Office is extending its office hours so people can verify their signatures on the cruise port petition.
The Elections Office will need to individually verify every single signature on the cruise port referendum petition before a vote can take place.
Opponents of plans for new cruise piers in George Town harbor will begin collecting signatures Saturday in the hope of triggering a referendum on the controversial project.
In a report released this week, election observers from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region made 21 recommendations to improve the voting process in the Cayman Islands. Their observations, especially those concerning suffrage and campaign finance, deserve serious consideration.
A team of Commonwealth elections observers has recommended that the Cayman Islands review its electoral boundaries to achieve “greater equality” in voting in the next general election.
From the time a voter stands in front of the poll clerks to the time he or she deposits the ballot and leaves the polling station, no more than three minutes should have elapsed.
The Cayman Islands Elections Office has announced new dates for hearings of claims and objections to the voters list, ahead of the May 24th general election.
Even though it has estimated a record number of registered voters for next spring’s general election, the Cayman Islands Elections Office said this week that it appears a majority of younger Caymanians are not taking part.
With elections slated for next year, registering officers from the Cayman Islands Elections Office visited the University College of the Cayman Islands last week to encourage young Caymanians to register to vote.
Candidates for the 2017 general election will have personal responsibility for ensuring they are eligible for office under the Constitution.
With the government’s 2016/17 budget approval process looming, lawmakers remained uncertain whether the Legislative Assembly would meet again prior to the annual May-June opening session and finance committee review.