Mobile polling begins in Sister Islands

| 09/05/2013

(CNS): The Elections Office team will be heading to the Sister Islands on Friday to begin the mobile polling. In order to ensure that none of the housebound residents who have registered to vote ahead of Election Day miss out on their democratic right, Supervisor of Elections Kearney Gomez is urging electors to remain at home until the team arrives. The teams will be calling those who have registered to vote a few minutes ahead to alert voters to their arrival and confirm that they are home, he said, and warned that they will not have time to go back and forth if voters are not at home when they arrive.

Gomez explained that the team would be setting up the mobile station in Little Cayman at the public works quarters for all the electors on that island who have registered to vote early to avoid having to go to Cayman Brac on Election Day, as there is will be no polling station on the smallest island on 22 May. With no shut-ins needing to vote on Little Cayman, all mobile voters on that island need to go to the temporary station.

Meanwhile, on Cayman Brac the team will be visiting the homes of all those who are housebound or shut-in, as well as the rest home and the hospital.

“We are urging all voters who have applied for mobile voting to remain at their homes until our team arrives,” Gomez said. “We will telephone ahead to say we are coming but given the time pressures we will not be able to go back and forth to homes if voters are not in when the mobile voting team arrives.”

For those able bodied voters who have registered to vote early, the static mobile booth will be set up at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre.

Once the early voting is taken care of in the Sister Islands, the team will begin its visits to the districts on Grand Cayman. They will be in North Side and East End at the local civic centres on Monday, at the Bodden Town Civic Centre on Tuesday, at the elections office in George Town on Wednesday, and the mobile trailer will be located at the West Bay Library on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the deadline to apply for postal ballots has now passed and, as of Wednesday 8 May, 553 people had applied to vote via post.

For more details or information about mobile polling contact the Elections Office on 949-8047 or log on to the Elections Office website or visit the Election HQ at the Smith Road Centre 150 Smith Road, 2nd Floor George Town.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    People had more than enough time to get a postal ballot, that is there problem if they wait until last minute to apply!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hello Mr. Gomez if they are house bound then I would think that they would be remaining at home till you all get to them. Thats why they are doing mobile voting THEY ARE HOUSEBOUND. LOL

    • Anonymous says:

      Didn't you see it's a "static mobile booth"? It's part of the Self-Contradictory fleet.

      • Anonymous says:

        Mr. Gomez

        Why is it that some people who are going off island are being denied their democratic right to vote while others are not???????


        • Anonymous says:

          Probably because they did not exercise their democratic right in accordance with the election law and apply for a postal ballot as required. How much babysitting do the voting public want. It’s their responsibility

          • Anonymous says:

            what if everything was done in accordance with the election law and were still denied the right to vote?