LIME keeps elections office in touch

| 16/05/2009

(CNS): Efficient and reliable communications will be a key factor in the forthcoming historic election on Wednesday, which will not only see the country go to vote for a new government in very uncertain times for the Cayman Islands, but will also see the electorate participating in a referendum on a new constitution. As a result, local telecoms provider LIME (formerly Cable & Wireless) has said that it is committed to help keep information flowing during the process.

“This is an important time for our country; not only are elections taking place but also the referendum for the new constitution, which meansthatit is a very busy time for the Elections Office and critical that they are able to stay in touch,” said Country Manager Anthony Ritch.  “LIME has donated 50 mobile phones along with credit so that election officials can assist voters with information about polling station locations and also to keep the Elections Office staff in touch with one another across the islands.”

Everton Stewart, Elections Office IT Manager, said the cell phones are being used by the elections field officers, returning and deputy returning officers to communicate with each other and to the Command Centre.

Last week, the LIME phones were used to help with mobile polling in Grand Cayman to contact people at their homes, to advise that the elections team would be polling them that day, and then once more when the teams were actually on the way.

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