Preliminary statistics are suggesting that the overall voter turnout for today general election was slightly less than in 2017.
In its 5-6pm update, the final for the day just before counting started, the Elections Office reported that with the total number of in-person votes cast at 15,701 plus the mobile and postal ballots included, the overall per cent of electors voting in this election reached 73.7.
The figure for 2017 was 75 per cent.
In all 23,609 persons were registered to vote in today’s election.
The pattern of voting throughout the day showed that most people cast their ballots in the morning hours with numbers gradually trailing off during the day until the polls closed at 6pm.
Turn out in several districts exceeded 80 per cent with East End registering 86.74 per cent, North Side 83.6 per cent and Newlands and Cayman Brac East hovering around 80 per cent.
Other constituencies averaged around a 70 per cent turn out.
The Grand Total shows that of the 23,609 registered voters, a final tally of 23,594 were deemed eligible to vast their ballots.
In all 17,387 or 73.69 per cent (rounded to 74 per cent) cast their ballots.
Cayman now waits with a collective bated breath for the outcome of the counting of the ballots for the 50 candidates who are contesting the 19 seats...and the formation of the next government.