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Domestic Election Observers Applications Sought

Community Notices 10 Mar, 2021 Follow News

His Excellency, the Governor, Martyn Roper

His Excellency, the Governor, Martyn Roper invites interested individuals to apply to serve as Domestic Election Observers for the 2021 General Election.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA-UK) International Election Observer Mission will be unable to travel to the Cayman Islands for the General Election on Wednesday, 14 April due to COVID-19 related travel disruptions. They will instead be conducting a virtual mission by remotely engaging with stakeholders within the Cayman Islands.

The CPA-UK virtual observer mission will however be supplemented by a larger domestic team. The domestic observer mission will consist of nine members - five selected by the Governor, two by the Premier and two by the Leader of the Opposition.

“On the ground election observation is important for public reassurance, including on election day. This is an exceptional opportunity for anyone resident in the Cayman Islands to serve the community and help to ensure that the upcoming General Election has credible results and is conducted in a free and fair manner,” said the Governor.

“We are looking for observers with diverse skills and experiences. They will need to observe the conduct of campaigning, polling and counting activities and then report objective findings, highlighting any areas for improvement.”

Virtual training will be provided to the selected domestic observer mission members to better enable them to perform in this role.

To apply, please submit your CV and a short cover letter (one page) describing your skills and experience to faye.kulcheski2@gov.ky by 17 March 2021.

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