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Community Notice: Voter Registration Deadline Reminder

Community 10 Jun, 2020 Follow News

Community Notice: Voter Registration Deadline Reminder

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The Elections Office reminds the public that the next deadline to register to vote is Wednesday, 1 July 2020. Those who register by this date will be included in the Register of Electors and be able to vote from 1 October 2020 onwards.

The current Register of Electors stands at 21,800.

Individuals wanting to vote in the next General Election (scheduled to take place on 26 May 2021), have until 4 January 2021 to register to vote if they haven’t already done so.

As of Wednesday 10 June, the Elections Office will be open from 9am to 1pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays to facilitate voter registration, change of name/address forms and for the printing of voter ID cards for those persons who are already registered.

To register to vote, the following requirements must be met:

• Must be a Caymanian

• Must be aged 18 years or older

• Must be a resident in the Cayman Islands

• Must have resided in the Cayman Islands for no less than a total of 24 months in the last four years

Those wishing to register to vote are reminded of the following registration process:

• Complete an application form (Form 4) available from the Elections Office website (https://portal.elections.ky/index.php/home/registeration-process)

• Submit the application form along with the required supporting documents either in person to the Election Office or via email to the registering officer for the district or to office@elections.ky

The list of supporting documents required is provided below.

• Caymanian Status Holders:

- Birth certificate

- Caymanian Status Certificate or letter

- Photo ID (either passport or driver’s licence)

• Caymanian born and have Caymanian parent/s or grandparents:

- Birth certificate of applicant, if born on the Islands

- Birth certificate of one of his/her parents or grandparents that were born on the Islands

- Photo ID (either passport or driver’s licence)

Persons who have recently concluded prison sentences of more than 12 months are reminded that they need to re-register to vote using the same process described above.

Individuals who are unsure if they are currently registered are able to check their details on the Elections Office website.

The registration deadline is also an opportunity for existing voters to do their part in maintaining the accuracy of the list of electors.

The following individuals are strongly encouraged to contact the Elections Office in order to make the necessary updates.

• Existing voters who have recently moved residence or changed their name or occupation

• Friends or family of a registered voter who has passed away over the last six months, particularly if the individual passed away overseas

• Family members who believe their relative is no longer medically or mentally able to vote (this should be confirmed in writing by a medical doctor)

• Individuals who wish to object to a voter being included in the list on the grounds that they have been living outside the Cayman Islands for more than two years for reasons other than medical, education, work for the government or work on an aircraft or ship.

For more information please visit www.elections.ky.

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