Skip navigation


 

Voter Registration Figures and Registration Deadline Reminder

The Elections Office has released figures on the upcoming October 2019 Official Register of Electors (registered voters) list. As of 1 October 2019, a total of 21,217 individuals will be registered and able to vote in the Cayman Islands.

This figure takes into account 116 additional voters who have joined the list since July this year and 65 individuals who have been removed (either due to death, incarceration or mental illness).

The increase of 116 voters is more than double the 51 additional voters who were added to the list in July 2019.

The Elections Office reminds the public of the following requirements to register to vote:

• 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 available from the Elections Office website and submit the following required original documents to the Registering Officer for your district or to the Elections Office.

• Original documents required from Caymanian Status Holders:

o Birth certificate

o Caymanian Status Certificate or letter

o Photo ID (either passport or driver’s license)

• Original documents required from those who are Caymanian born and have Caymanian parent/s or grandparents:

o Birth certificate of applicant, if born on the Islands

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

o Photo ID (either passport or driver’s license)

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

Anyone who has moved residence or changed names or occupation and have not informed the Elections Office are strongly encouraged to do so by completing a form available on the Election Office website and submitting it to either the Registering Officer for your district or to the Elections Office.

District Registering Officers have removed 185 voters who have passed away over the last 12 months. However, it is still possible that the Registering Officers were not made aware of other registered voters who passed away, particularly persons who have died overseas.

The Elections Office asks that individuals who are aware of registered voters who have recently passed away to contact them in order to ensure the Official Register of Electors is as accurate as possible.

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

The next official register of Electors will be issued on 1 January 2020, and 1 October 2019 is the registration deadline to register to be included on that list, and to be able to vote from 1 January 2020.

For more information please visit www.elections.ky.

For further information contact: Lucy Russell