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Tag: Elections Office

Vetting the Register of Electors

Vetting the Register of Electors

| 12/01/2017 | 11 Comments

The Elections Office has been working commendably to encourage as many young persons as possible to register to vote. This registration drive seems to include Caymanians who are 17 years old and will turn 18 before Election Day. Young persons who are Caymanian “by entitlement” under the Immig [...]

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Conviction for dishonesty and running for office

Conviction for dishonesty and running for office

| 10/01/2017 | 0 Comments

On your latest question of ex-convicts running for political office – can you provide additional information on the point of dishonesty? Is there a requirement for that person to have served 12 months? Is it connected to the other sections of the constitution on eligibility that precede it? Ca [...]

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The right of an ex-convict to stand for election

The right of an ex-convict to stand for election

| 09/01/2017 | 9 Comments

Can an ex-convict run for political office in the Cayman Islands?

Auntie’s answer: The elections questions continue in the run-up to May. Once more, I approached the Elections Office, an Ask Auntie Award winner, for help. The Cayman Islands Constitution sets out the qualifications and [...]

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Concerned that electoral roll contains addresses

Concerned that electoral roll contains addresses

| 04/01/2017 | 9 Comments

Why does the Elections Office publish registered voters’ names and home address on its website? Surely this is an invasion of privacy. Is it law that they must do this? If not, can they just publish the names without the address? I feel sure this fact alone would deter some people from regi [...]

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Switching to single-member constituencies

Switching to single-member constituencies

| 13/12/2016 | 1 Comment

A member of staff from the Elections Office came round to my house a few weeks ago and while she was there I filled out a form because I have moved district since the last elections. But when I checked the revised voter list today, my name is still registered for the district where I used to live [...]

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Residential requirements for candidates

Residential requirements for candidates

| 21/11/2016 | 4 Comments

Does the candidate have to live in the area for which he is running? What happens if a district doesn’t have anyone wanting to run?

Auntie’s answer: There have been several election-related questions of late, and I expect more to come as we get closer to May 2017. I have to say I [...]

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How to vote if not here on Elections Day

How to vote if not here on Elections Day

| 14/11/2016 | 1 Comment

Are we allowed to vote by absentee ballot in Cayman?

Auntie’s answer: Well, this seems a particularly timely question considering what we have just witnessed from our neighbour to the north. I am a strong believer in every vote counting, no matter the size of the electorate, so that is [...]

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Accounting for campaign contributions

Accounting for campaign contributions

| 11/10/2016 | 0 Comments

Do campaign donations from private individuals or entities to parties or candidates in the upcoming election have to be made public? If so, where can we find this out? If not, how do we know that the party receiving donations has not made promises or actually given out favours for cash?

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Elections Office begins voter count

Elections Office begins voter count

| 31/08/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): More than 160 Elections Office enumerators started the process of going door to door Saturday, 27 August, to ensure a proper count of voters on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Elections officials will conduct this exercise through the end of September, visiting all buildings [...]

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Why does electoral roll include occupation?

Why does electoral roll include occupation?

| 10/05/2016 | 2 Comments

Why is there an “occupation” column for registered voters? Why does that nondescript identifier matter to anyone? Is that for corrupt campaign managers so they can more easily identify who can be bought or not?

Auntie’s answer: I can understand your cynicism since over the years I h [...]

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Wants to be removed from register of electors

Wants to be removed from register of electors

| 23/03/2016 | 12 Comments

How do I “de-register” to vote? No longer wish to be on electoral roll.

Auntie’s answer: I am afraid I have bad news for you. Once you are on the electoral roll, you basically cannot be removed. However, as the nice people at the Elections Office explained to me, there are exception [...]

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Registering new address with Elections Office

Registering new address with Elections Office

| 09/03/2016 | 0 Comments

I have moved since the last general elections and want to register my new address with the Elections Office. Having managed to find the correct form on the Elections Office website (which totally sucks and navigation is beyond rubbish), it says at the bottom, “Where the elector has changed [...]

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