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Elections Day will be ‘dry’

The Liquor Licensing Board has reminded the public and licencees that no liquor can be sold at any licensed premises from 7am until 7pm on Election Day.

Campaign donors partially revealed

Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital founder Dr. Steve Tomlinson contributed more than $194,000 to 10 political candidates during the final eight weeks of Cayman’s 2017 general election campaign.

Cayman’s election gets high marks for fairness

The Cayman Islands elections "amply met the international standard" for democratic and transparent elections, according to a group of six Commonwealth observers who have been reviewing the voting process this week.

Fewer than 50 votes decide six races

About one-third of the winning political candidates in the Cayman Islands general election Wednesday owe their success to a margin of fewer than 50 votes, according to final results issued late Wednesday.

Dry Election Day gets mixed reaction

Morritt’s Tortuga Club and Resort in East End is a different type of business operation than Over the Edge Cafe in North Side, but they have one thing in common: They would like to have been able to sell liquor to their guests on Election Day.

Social media rumors fuel Election Day confusion

Political rumors and campaign canvassing confusion colored Election Day in the Cayman Islands. While police reported no serious, election-related misconduct, speculative reports trickled in throughout the day.

Turnout lower than 2013 election

A new electoral system did not seem to deter people from coming out to vote in the Cayman Islands General Election.

Miller escorted home by police

North Side incumbent Ezzard Miller planned a get-together at the home of a long-time supporter after results were announced in his district, regardless of who won.

Hundreds help prepare for general election

The sheer effort, mostly by volunteers, required to host Cayman’s 2017 general election was on display Tuesday at George Town’s Family Life Centre.

EDITORIAL – Election Day: It is time for the people to speak

Today is a celebration of self-governance and equality in the Cayman Islands. It is Election Day – a most fitting occasion for odes to democracy, “the will of the people” and political stability.

Police will be out in force on Election Day

Although the new single-member district voting set up will not require a greater number of police officers to patrol on Election Day, police commanders said the public can expect to see a visible presence of officers throughout the day May 24.

Rules you need to know for Election Day

The Elections Law sets out procedures by which registered voters will cast their ballots and have them counted, but even people who are not voters will be affected by some of the law’s provisions.
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Need a beer on Election Day? Buy in advance

The Cayman Islands will be “dry” on Wednesday – no alcohol sales are allowed – between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. as per the Elections Law.

Observers: Cayman elections achieve ‘broad equality’

There are only six Commonwealth elections observers in Cayman this week, but they can show up anywhere, any time on Election Day.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Ballots ready for voters who will be off island

The Elections Office reminds potential voters who are likely to be off island on Election Day – Wednesday, May 24 – that they will be able to cast their votes by mail.

Government drops effort to cement political parties in Elections Bill

Facing pressure from one of its ministers, as well as from opposition politicians, the Progressives-led government on Friday appeared ready to abandon efforts to legally force the registration of groups believed to be operating as political parties before the May 2017 general election.

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