Elections office aims for efficiency with Voter ID cards

| 06/04/2009

(CNS): The Elections Office has said that the elector’s registration cards programme has resumed and voters can get an ID card at the Elections Office daily between 9-5pm. The office said that although these cards are not compulsory for Election Day it will help speed up the process of identification at the polling stations. Without an Electors ID card voters will have to produce another form of ID or prove they are who they say they are.

The elections office explained that if a voter can not provide Id and is not recognized by any of the returning officer or the agents present at the station he would be required to sear an oath he or she is who they say they are. The office said that voters ID cards have been created to make the whole election process quicker and more efficient.

In order to get card voters can either take their identification of a driver’s license or passport to either the elections office which is not situated on Smith Road at the Professional Centre or they can obtain a card at one of the mobile units in the districts and supermarkets. 

On Saturday April 11thcards will be issued from the following locations between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.Foster’s Food Fair – Savannah; Hurley’s  – Grand Harbour; Foster’s Food Fair – The Strand Foster’s Food Fair – Republix; Elections Office – Smith Road Professional Centre.

The schedule for the districts stations which will operate from 5:30 – 9:00pm is as follows: West Bay 30th April, 1st and 2nd May at Foster’s Food Fair (Republix); George Town 23rd, 24th and 25th April at the Mary Miller Hall; Bodden Town 16th, 17th, and 18th April at the civic centre; East End & North Side 13th, 14th, and 15th April at the respective civic centres and on Cayman Brac 17 and 18 April at 9-4 pm at West End Post Office and Heritage House. Anyone on Little Cayman requiring cards should contact the Returning Officer for the Sister Islands, Dave Tatum or the Elections Office at 949-8047.

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