March 4, 2021

Cayman: Latest revised Register of Electors available for review

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The Revised Register of Electors was published by the Elections Office on Wednesday, 3 February 2021. For the following 21 days, the list is open for the public to review and submit claims and objections.

An individual may choose to submit a claim if their name appears on the current register, or if they registered to vote on or before 20 January 2021, and their name has been wrongly removed or stated incorrectly in the revised list. The claim should be submitted in writing using Form 7 (available at elections.ky under the Forms section) to their Electoral District’s Registering Officer.

Any registered voter may object to a name appearing on the revised list if there is a reasonable belief that the person is not entitled to be registered in that Electoral District. The objection should be submitted in writing, including the grounds for the objection using Form 9 (also available at elections.ky under the Forms section) to the Registering Officer of the Electoral District.

During the December 2020 claims and objections hearings, the Revising Officer took into consideration COVID-19 related travel difficulties as well as the precedence set by the Grand Court in relation to extended absences from the islands. Anyone who receives an objection, particularly related to a person’s absence from the Cayman Islands for more than years out of the last four years immediately preceding 20 January 2021, are encouraged to submit claims using Form 7 outlining their reason for this.

Contact information for each district’s Registering Officer is available at elections.ky under the Voter Registration section.

Should a Registering Officer object to an individual appearing on list, a copy of the notice will be delivered to the individual or sent by registered mail to their last known postal address.

The period for claims and objections submissions closes on Thursday, 25 February 2021. After which, the list of all claims and objections will be published on Thursday, 4 March 2021 and will be available for review until Friday, 19 March 2021.

Hearings of claims and objections by the Revising Officer (Chief Magistrate) will be held between Monday, 22 and Friday, 26 March 2021.

On the conclusion of these hearings, the rulings of the Revising Officer will be applied to the Revised List to form the Official List of Electors. This list will come into effect on 1 April 2021 and will be the list used for the next General Election, which is to be held on 26 May.

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