11th hour turnout passes 55%

| 18/07/2012

(CNS): The Cayman Islands referendum on one man, one vote could carry after a last minute increase in turnout on Wednesday afternoon. At 5pm on 18 July, with just one hour to go before the polls close, 8,350 voters had taken part in the national ballot. With more than 55.25% of the electorate coming out, there is an outside chance of the 'yes' vote winning the day. North Side continues to lead the polls for the number of voters coming out as more than 70% of registered voters have cast their ballot. But staying with the pattern established earlier in the day, the lowest turnout remains in the Sister Islands, where less than half of the electorate have cast their votes.

Meanwhile, 55% of voters in George Town, East End and Bodden Town exercised their democratic right, while just over 54% of the voters came out in West Bay.

The polls close at 6pm, with the final voter toll expected before 6.30pm.

The critical count starts at 7pm and CNS will be updating the results from each district live as the returning officers declare the official count and the decision Cayman has made on one man, one vote and single member constituencies.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well if Cayman Brac has a 50% turn out at the polls, then that maybe the number required to carry the referendum!


  2. Kevin Bacon says:

    Go, go, go, go, go!!!