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Nomination Day

Some of the election officers who worked on Nomination Day, including Deputy Supervisor Orrett Connor (r).

It doesn't matter if a person has said previously that he or she is running for office; Nomination Day is where the rubber hits the road.

—Deputy Supervisor of Elections Orrett Connor

Today, Wednesday, 25 March, is Nomination Day for the Cayman Islands' 2009 National Elections.

According to the Elections Law, a person can run for office only if he or she is officially nominated. It is an important step in the elections process, said Deputy Supervisor of Elections Orrett Connor.

"After tomorrow, the public will know exactly who is running for office in all of the districts," he noted. "It doesn't matter if a person has said previously that he or she is running for office; Nomination Day is where the rubber hits the road."

Returning officers will receive completed nomination forms, along with the required $1,000 deposit per candidate and other documentation, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at these venues:

  • West Bay - John Gray Memorial Church Hall, 27 West Church Street;
  • George Town - Family Life Centre, 49B Academy Way;
  • Bodden Town - Bodden Town Civic Centre, 445C Bodden Town Road;
  • North Side - Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre, 923 North Side Road;
  • East End - William Allen McLaughlin Civic Centre, 80 John McLean Drive; and
  • Cayman Brac and Little Cayman - District Administration Building, 19 Kirkconnell Street, Cayman Brac.

After 3:00 p.m., the nominations will be collated at the Family Life Centre on Walker's Road, George Town, by the Elections Office's returning officers.

(GIS)

For further information contact: Lennon Christian