The Elections Office has issued a total of 280 postal ballots as at 5 pm on Wednesday 27 November 2019.
Just under 30% of the postal ballots issued have been returned, with the Elections Office receiving 81 sealed postal ballot envelopes to date. As required by law, these sealed envelopes will be kept in secured postal ballot boxes until they are processed for counting after the polls close on Referendum Day.
In keeping with legal requirements, the Elections Office issued the first batch of postal ballots on 8 November, seven days after the notice of Referendum was published in the gazette.
Postal ballot and mobile voting applications are only valid for one election or referendum. Therefore, individuals who applied for postal or mobile voting in the 2017 General Election and who wish to vote by either method in this referendum, need to complete and submit the necessary application form. Postal and mobile voting application forms can be found on the Elections Office website www.elections.ky.
Voters on Little Cayman who are registered to vote in the Electoral District of Cayman Brac West and Little Cayman are encouraged to apply for mobile voting and to vote on 12 December at the Public Works Building in Little Cayman from 9am to 1pm.
The Supervisor of Elections also reminds voters that the last day for mobile and postal voting applications is 7 December 2019.
Responding to questions regarding the legal proceedings filed by the National Trust, the Supervisor of Elections said that: “Voting in the People-Initiated Referendum started on 8 November. The Elections Office continues to receive postal ballot applications, issue postal ballots and receive sealed postal ballot envelopes from voters in return at this time.”