Polls closing at 6pm

| 22/05/2013

(CNS): By 5pm this evening 14,183 registered voters had cast their vote in the 2013 General Election. With one hour to go, almost 77% of the electorate had already been polled in what turned out to be a calm and well organised Election Day. After ten hours of voting 14,183 people had taken part in the national ballot. Last minute voters were being warned that unless they were in line at a polling station by 6pm they would not be allowed in to vote. Election officials were hoping to copewith any last minute surge efficiently to avoid a delay in the poll closing and the start of the count. Voter turn out in East End was already at 82% by 5pm and West Bay and George Town polled morethan 77% of their electorates.

Meanwhile, voters in North Side had the lowest turnout but had still polled over 72% of voters by 5pm. In Bodden Town over 76% had come out and 75.77% had voted in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The final head count of voters is expected before 7pm and the count is expected to begin shortly after. The first results from East End and North Side can be expected around 9pm.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Credit where credits due. I’m a first time “paper Caymanian” voter and the whole process was painless. Also the information and updates on the elections office website put other government departments to shame. Well down the elections office!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t care about voting thing as I have been waiting all day long for a bar to open!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you CNS for keeping the information flowing thru the day.

    • Anonymous says:

      And congratulations also to Kearney and the elections office. Made me proud!

      • Anonymous says:

        Kearney has gotten humungously well paid  pensionable allowances over the years he has done this in addition to his normal job and has been able to double dip since his retirement but yes he has done his job for which he was paid by us taxpayers and done it well.