Voter register still open as elections stay on track

| 20/12/2012

ballot box hand.jpg(CNS): Following the decision by the governor to revoke the appointment of McKeeva Bush as premier and allow Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and her four colleagues to form a new government to take the Cayman Island through to the General Elections next year, the calendar for the national poll remains on track. With an early election now unlikely, there are only two weeks left for those who qualify to register in time for the critical elections in May. Urging all eligible people to make every effort to grasp the remaining opportunity to become a voter, the office said time is running out. People with Caymanian Status who have not been naturalized can still register to vote as naturalization is no longer a prerequisite to qualify.

The final date for registration is 2 January 2013.  Registering Officers will be available until midnight on that date and the Elections Office will have a registration station downstairs in the lobby of the Smith Road Centre (150 Smith Road) open until midnight.

For those electors who have changed their names, occupations or street addresses since being registered, this is the final opportunity to complete a Form 13 to update their particulars. This is also the final call for voters who have changed districts to ensure that they are registered in the correct electoral district.

In order to further accommodate all those who may wish to register, the Elections Office will maintain a registration station downstairs in the lobby of the Smith Road Centre on Saturday 22 December between the hours of 10:00am thru 4:00pm.

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  1. delilamanc says:

    Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Those who are using the poor excuse that they won't register to vote because they don't want to be called for jury duty should know that if they are permanent residents they can be called anyway.

    • Nanoo says:

      On that subject, permanent residents do not need to pay work permit equivalence fees because they are illegal. 

    • Anonymous says:

      I have no desire for civic participation in a place I can’t vote in.

      • Anonymous says:

        It doesn't matter what you desire, the fact remains that you could be called for jury duty. That is the point that I wanted to make. By the way, I think all permanent residents should be eligible to vote. 

        • Anonymous says:

          If they expect me to care about a trial when I am forced to do it in a place that does not think me worthy of the most basic political rights then I will just vote "not guilty" as quickly as possible and get out of there.