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Potential voters have been given an extra two weeks to register to vote in the May 2021 election.
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.
Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell said he has seen an increase in voters signing up to get on the electors’ roll for the 2021 elections and he’s attributing it to community activity.
Current rules that require Caymanian voters to be resident in the islands for at least two out of four years before the last registration date before an election may not comply with the European Convention on Human Rights.
Thirteen people registered to vote Friday evening during a drive by students of the International College of the Cayman Islands to get new voters signed up.
Caymanians who register to vote in the territory may not be allowed to maintain that voting status, depending on their place of residence, according to a recent ruling from the electoral revising officer.
Bethany Powery-Ebanks has been appointed the new registering officer for West Bay by the Elections Office.
The number of registered voters in the Cayman Islands has not changed much in the last three years, but Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell expects that to change when “election fever” starts to hit the islands ahead of the next general election.
All eligible Cayman Islands voters who wish to participate in the May 24, 2017 general election must meet a Dec. 31, 2016 registration deadline to get on the voters’ list, the elections office announced Tuesday.
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.