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Voters Turn Out to Cast Their Ballot

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Voters Turn Out to Cast Their Ballot

A steady stream of voters have come forward to cast their ballots in the 2021 General Election at polling stations across the Cayman Islands this morning, Wednesday, 14 April.

At 2pm, the Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Wesley Howell, reported over 60% of electors across the Cayman Islands had voted either in-person or by mobile or postal voting by the first seven hours of Election Day equally 14,237 votes cast.

Some 12,550 in-person votes have so far been cast out of 23,594 electors (53%) who had not already voted by mobile or postal voting.

This is compared to the last election, where 11,620 in-person votes had been collected at the same time on Election Day 2017 out of 21,212 electors (55%) who had not chosen to vote by mobile or postal voting.

Voting began at 7am on all three islands and continues until 6pm today though Mr. Howell reminds voters to avoid waiting until the last minute to cast their ballot.

“I urge everyone to vote as early as they can so they don’t miss out on their chance to have their say in this election,” Mr. Howell advised.

“It’s also a good reminder to check your name in the electoral registry and polling locations, both on our website www.elections.ky to ensure you arrive at the right location,” he noted.

So far, voting has been smooth for the most part barring a few instances of canvassing beyond last midnight and several reports of canvassing within the 300 feet boundary today by candidate agents, he stated. “All reports are being looked into by the RCIPS,” he added.

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