March 2, 2021

Cayman: Statement from His Excellency the Governor on dissolving the Parliament – New Election date April 14

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HE Gov Roper

“At the request of, and in consultation with the Premier, I will be issuing a proclamation on Sunday, 14 February 2021 dissolving the Parliament, in accordance with Section 84(2) of the Cayman Islands Constitution.

I will, by proclamation, set Wednesday, 14 April 2021 as the date for the next General Election, replacing the May General Election date, as the Constitution sets out a  maximum of two months between the dissolution of the Parliament and a General Election. This date ensures that no newly registered, eligible voters are disenfranchised.

Returning Officers will be issued Writs setting Nominations day as Monday 1 March 2021. This date, just over two weeks from the dissolution of the Parliament allows time for potential candidates to prepare.

I have been assured by the Supervisor of Elections that the Elections Office will be able to deliver a smooth, fair, and transparent General Election on this new date.

Cayman Islands General Elections have historically had excellent voter turnout, and I encourage all voters to exercise their democratic right and vote in the 14 April 2021 General Election.”

2021 GENERAL ELECTIONS

PROGRAMME

Date Action Section

Sun, 14-Feb-2021 Dissolution of Parliament Cayman Islands Constitution Order (2009) s.84(2)(3)

Sun, 14-Feb-2021 Proclamation declaring General Elections Cayman Islands Constitution Order (2009) s.86(1)

Mon, 15-Feb-2021 Issuing of Writs (Form 16)

Elections Act (2021) s.28(1) (2) , Cayman Islands

Constitutional Order (2009) s.90 (1) (c)

Mon, 22-Feb-2021 Notice of Nominations (Form 17) Elections Act s.29(1)

Mon, 01-Mar-2021 Nomination Day Elections Act (2021) s. 29

Thu, 04-Mar-2021 Notice of Contested Elections (Form 20)

Elections Act (2021) s.34 (1)(2)(3)

Wed, 14-Apr-2021 Elections Day Elections Act (2021) s.34(1)

Mon, 19-Apr-2021 Election Writ Returns to H.E. The Governor Elections Act (2021) s.61(3)

Wed, 19-May-2021 Candidate Elections Expense Returns Due Elections Act (2021) s.69(1)

Sat, 29-May-2021 Publication of Candidate Expense Summary Elections Act (2021) s.69(3)

_________________________

, Martyn Roper Dated this 10 day of February 2021

Governor of the Cayman Islands

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