Final push for voters

| 28/12/2012

poling staiton sign (213x300).jpg(CNS): Officials from the Elections Office are making a final push for all Caymanians who are qualified to visit them today or Friday. The office will be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, which means anyone who has not registered to vote will not be entitled to vote in the May 2013 general election if they don’t make it to the office today, tomorrow or next Wednesday, the final day for registration. With high hopes for s surge in voters at the 2013 national poll, officials from the Elections Office urged everyone to come and register right now.

The voters' register now contains well over 16,000 voters and officials are hoping to reach at least 18,000 but there may be as many as several thousand more people who are entitled to vote but who are choosing to stay outside the democratic process. Officials are keen to ensure that anyone who wants to register seizes the opportunity to do so.

All those who have Caymanian Status but have not been naturalized can still register to vote. Naturalization is no longer a prerequisite to qualify.

“Time is running out,” the office said Thursday. 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) also open until midnight.

Meanwhile, the registering officer for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will be at Brac Executive Services from 9:00am to midnight on 2 January 2013.

The Grand Cayman office has a registration station downstairs in the lobby of the Smith Road Centre which will be open on Saturday 29th December between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

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

More informaiton is available at the Elections Office website here or contact Grasp your Future on 326 8556.

Category: Politics

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  1. Tubs says:

    No 11:51 you off the tracks man!!  

    And here are my predictions for the elections May 2013 :

    GT – KT-BB, ALDEN – DP/Min of. ??, Marco – Min of Finance &???, Frank – Min of Family/Social issues, Sharon R – Min of ??? & Bo Miller – Min of Tourism & ??

    BT – Al Sokoo, TONY, Wayne – Min of ??? & Ozzy -BB 

    WB – MAC – BB, TARA – Min.of ??, ROLLIE – BB & Paul Rivers-BB 

    EE – ARDEN – Health

    NS – EZZARD – Premier 

    CYB & LCM – MOSES – Min. of ?? AND JULIE – nuttin/BB

    Speaker Of the House – Steve McField or Donnie Ebanks 

    Word Key: BB – Backbench | Min of ??? – not sure yet | Nuttin – Means nuffin, not one thing.
     

    • Anonymous says:

      O puleeeze..nnnot st st steve squeaky. We'll be replacing one stooge for another.

    • Anonymous says:

      IF Frank is elected to anyrhing and Buzzard is selected as the Premier I will have lostall faith in my fellow Caymanians. Nobody is that stupid!

  2. Anonymous says:

    You may be right. With the exception of, for example, Winston (I don't agree he will make it in any case), we have the same old same old bunch of Caymanians many of whom cannot make it in the real competence and market driven private sector but who can make a wonderful salary as politicians. If we cut the salary to  $40,000 a year, it would be interesting to see what happened.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Can I vote? I got status in 2002, naturalised with a cayman passport and lived here 25 years. I get mixed answers from Caymanians, politicians etc. what’s the real story? I have never voted before. Some say u must be born here and some say you must be Caymanians for 25 years.

    • Anonymous says:

      If you have status, live here, have not been away more than 2 of last 4 years, and register, you can vote.

    • Anonymous says:

      You need to take a copy of the Constitution, the Elections Law and the Immigration Law.  Now cut them up into little pieces and put those pieces in a bag.  Then get someone of true-blood, ideally a self-professed "son of the soil" and even better one who readily tells everyone how many generations their family has been in Cayman.  Get this person to pull a dozen or so bits of paper out the bag (the extra fingers help for this task).  Once you have enough letters, let the local divine from the letters whether you are allowed to vote or not.  It probably makes more sense and is less capricious than the real system of working it out.

      • Anonymous says:

        What an @ss.

        The simple, correct answer is that if you have Caymanian status you can vote. Nothing capricious or convoluted at all.

        • Wascally Wabbit says:

          Of course the getting of status involves an arbitrary and at times capricious process.

    • Anonymous says:

      Polling the readership of CNS rather than going to the Cayman Elections Website with all the answers, demonstrates a level of problem solving ability sufficiently Caymanian to qualify you for voting.  Pity you cannot also run for office.

    • Anonymous says:

      17:31

      Yes you can vote.  Those bone heads should have sent you your voters registration card from 2002.

      Whats with our public service system,  got to make life so hard. One  would think by now, the Immigration that registers PR, status grants and the general registry  would link their data base

      and forward all eligible citezens that reach the age of voting, to the voters registration office. a 10 year old would figure this out by now…. which he would then attach one's photo to the card and mail it to each recipiant. stop wasting time and money on this midevil system…Cayman.     

    • Anonymous says:

      The right to vote must be reserved for true born Caymanians and not paper Caymanians, that’s why you haven’t received anything in the mail

      • Anonymous says:

        Thats not true. he didnt received anything in the mail because we have a medievil voting system.

        He is eligible to vote!

  4. Anonymous says:

    We need fresh new  blood. No current or recycled politians please!!!  We dont need people  who  are looking for a job, but leaders who can do the job!!!  This is our future and our childrens future. Dont Vote them short!!  Now is the time for us to make it right. 

  5. Polly Tricks says:

    KT, Ossie, Capt Eugene,  Arden, Ezzard – there is a waste of over $500,000 dollars if I ever saw it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    If they really want more registrations….why are they closed New Ywears Eve?

    • Small Furry Animal says:

      Because the civil service is a joke.  I enjoy the annual messages from the Court office that they will be shut one afternoon for a Christmas party.  "Fifth largest financial centre", but heaven forbid that one or two people might have to work and miss the Christmas party or that perhaps the Christmas party takes place after hours. . .

    • Anonymous says:

      13;20

       

      You shouldnt have to register. the various  departments know every person who is eligible to vote. Cards should have been mailed out long time ago.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Here are my predictions for the elections :

    GT – KT, ALDEN, ROY, JOHANN, WINSTON AND LUCILLE;

    BT – CHUCKIE, TONY, MARK AND OSSIE;

    WB – MAC, TARA, ROLLIE AND CAPT. EUGENE;

    EE – ARDEN;

    NS – EZZARD; and

    CYB&LCM – MOSES AND JULIE

    So basically 6 changes/additions to the LA

    • I think not says:

      More Like

      GT – Kurt, Alden, Marco, Joey, Lucille, Kenneth

      BT – Anthony, Alva, Wayne, Ossie

      WB – Woody, Ray, Tara, Mervyn

      EE – Arden

      NS – Ezzard

      CYB & LCM Moses, Julie

      Reasons ?

      1. UDP are washed up, the 5 who are in Govt now waited too long and benefited from Macs foolishness, we are done with them. The remaining 4 UDP ….well just forget them, too much to type right now. But Mark and Jon have done nothing for BT except move the dump there, UDP in town are dead, and UDP in WB are even more dead. Bottom line anyone associated with the UDP now or in the past 4 years is a goner.

      2. C4C blew it! They launched on a dream, pretended to be something they were not, failed to ignite the anti-party fires and now they cannot even get solid candidates. XXXX C4C needs to stick to the plan and stop misleading the people. 

      Roy is a nice guy, but he is way out of touch with the people and doesn’t understand the hurt we feel and what it means to be poor, we cant rely on him to do anything else than look out for his big business friends. He does not live among us and he is not going to represent us. 

      Honestly, the best choice for us is the PPM. They have brought in new candidates with good solid backgrounds, who were raised among us, who are younger and more energetic and fiercely loyal. I had the pleasure of meeting them this Christmas and I can tell you these guys are the best choice for these islands. I was leaning to C4C but in the final analysis, no way, they simply are here to represent the big businesses not the small people.

      So in summary

      UDP – Dead ducks (all of them)

      C4C – All about the Benjamin’s $$$ (the new UDP)

      PPM – Grassroots, educated, hard-working, ready to take charge, born leaders, and truly doing it for Love of Country…

      • Anonymous says:

        PPM wish list LOL

        We gave ppm a chance in 2005 and all the country got was debt arrogance and excuses why they had to spend out all the money. Not again Bobo

        • Anonymous says:

          If i didnt know better, I would call you a fool. Obviously you are blind and deaf. 

          PPM may have made the country bad, but UDP made it from bad to worst. And, if the people in Cayman are still hooked on voting for UDP or C4C, you can say bye bye to your beloved isles………because, it would become TITANIC.

        • Anonymous says:

          When your children and their children enjoy the best educational facilities in the region remember PPM made it so. When your drive to work across the Island is along the best roads in the region, remember PPM made it so.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hope your crystal ball is correct we need MLA’s loyal to Cayman not the party. Time to stop flipping between 2 dysfunctional parties