September 18, 2020

Cayman Islands Nomination Day and Venues announced

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Nominations day is March 29th 2017. Returning officers for each will receive nomination forms between 8am and 3pm.

Notes to Candidates:

  • Nominations Form

A candidate for election shall be nominated on a nomination paper by at least two persons who, at the time of signing the nomination paper, are registered electors of the electoral district for which the candidate seeks election.

The candidate must consent to the nomination by signing the nomination paper in the presence of a witness who must also sign the nomination paper.

  • Deposit

A candidate for election, must deposit the sum of one thousand dollars in legal tender to the returning officer. If the candidate fails to do so, the nomination of such candidate shall be null and void.

If a candidate is not elected; and received less than one-tenth of the total of votes polled, the money deposited with the returning officer in accordance with section 32(1) of the (2013), is forfeited to the Crown. Otherwise, the deposit will be refunded to the candidate or to the person who paid the deposit on behalf of the candidate, as soon as practical after the result of the election is declared.

  • Photo

Candidates are to supply one 2” x 2” (passport sized) on Nominations Day. The 2017 Ballot Papers will be printed in colour and will contain a Picture of the Candidate.

  • Logos

If a candidate belongs to a registered party, the party logo will be placed beside the Candidates picture on the ballot paper. Independent Candidates will have β€œIND” Placed beside their photo. Candidates are to indicate a party or independent to returning officer.

  • Nominators

Candidates must be nominated by at least two electors who are registered in the same electoral district in which the candidate is being nominated. It is an offence under section 30(1) of the Elections Law (2013 Revision) to knowingly nominate a person who, pursuant to the Constitution, is not qualified to be or is disqualified from being elected as a member of the .

A person who signs a nomination paper nominating a candidate for election in an electoral district; who at the date of signing the nomination paper is not a registered elector of that electoral district; or knows that the person nominated is not qualified to be elected as a member of the Assembly, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of two thousand dollars.

  • Qualifications and Disqualifications

Persons seeking nominations are encouraged to carefully review the Cayman Island Constitution, the Elections Law (2013) and the Elections (Amendment) Law, 2016. It is an offence under section 30(2) of the Elections Law (2013 Revision) to knowingly consent to be nominated if, pursuant to the Constitution, you are not qualified to be or are disqualified from being elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly. A person who commits this offence is liable on conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars.

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