Register extension brings in over 660 new names

| 24/01/2013

(CNS): The three week extension to the voter register for the general election in May attracted over 660 more new names. Although the officially tally has not yet been confirmed election officials estimate that the voters register will end on around 18,800 names. The historic number is not only the highest ever for an election it will, if everyone exercises their right to vote, mean that the next government will be ushered in by almost 40% of the non-institutionalized adult population. This represents a significant increase on the proportion of the population able to vote for many years resulting in a more representative government whoever is elected in May.

The elections office was open until midnight on Tuesday and as expected there was a further flurry of activity. Almost 400 people came at the last minute that were qualified and had finally managed to get their paperwork ready to submit before the deadline bringing the informal counton voters to more than 18,800 for the general election.

Well over three thousand people have added their names to the election register since the referendum emphasising the significant success of the elections office and the local activist campaigns to get people to sign up and give themselves a choice on Election Day.

The finally list will now be published on 29 January and the voting public is asked to check that list so any changes or  objections can be made before the national poll in May. The lists will be available in post offices libraries, supermarkets, gas stations, and most government buildings as well at the Elections Office on Smith Road and its website.

Election officials will now be looking to set up additional polling stations and booths as a result of Cayman’s new bumper size electorate.

Category: Politics

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  1. Anonymous says:

    They did challenge them and found some potential support from the courts – and that was without evidence that some may have paid for it.

  2. Non-Registered Voter :) says:

    Wow!  So many people relying on "government" to make a better world.  You want to be happy, you want revolutionary change, the Kingdom of God is WITHIN.  It is "you" who is able to make a better world. Politicians are human beings, they are all the same. When you vote one group in, you find a next rat, and it goes on and on and on …

  3. Anonymous says:

    What do we get for signing up?

    • Polly Tricks says:

      A depressing reason to have to watch the joke that is the '13 election campaign?

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, and starring the Mac status grant economic dependant Voters who can now thank Mac for giving them and their children Caymanian status.

        They will all vote UDP and start the process of turning us into a mini-Jamaica….Thanks Mac.

        • Anonymous says:

          Like a bleedin' broken record.  If the 2004 grants were all so so wrong, why did no-one challenge them at the time?  Because, it suited the moaners to threaten to challenge them and then back down, so they could always mumble about them for years to come. 

    • Anonymous says:

      a voter registration card with your picture.

    • Anonymous says:

      A chance to really participate in your country's future?

      A democratic right that people and particularly women STILL don't have in some countries?

      A chance to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem?

    • Anonymous says:

      You get to vote- STUPID!!  Do you realise the number of people in the world who have lost their lives  trying to get the right to vote. 

    • Anonymous says:

      If you are that dumb it's a good thing you didn't bother.