Nomination of Candidates

 

To become nominated as a candidate for the general election in the Cayman Islands, you need to submit a completed set of nomination forms at the place fixed by the Returning Officer.

 

Nominations Day

Nominations day is March 29th   2017, Returning officers for each Electoral District will receive nomination forms between 8am to 3pm.
 

Note: that any information you provide on your nomination forms must be true. It is an offence to provide a false statement on your nomination papers, and you may be liable for a fine of five thousand dollars.
 

Nominations Locations

Single Member Electoral District

Nominations Location

West Bay North

First Assembly of God Church Hall                     

100 Finch Drive.

West Bay West

West Bay Public Library                                           

204 Rev. Blackman Road.

West Bay Central

Ed Bush Sport Field - Conf. Room

90 Stadium Drive.

West Bay South

John Gray Memorial United Church Hall           

26 West Church Street.

George Town North

St Georges Anglican Church Hall                          

 66 Courts Road.

George Town Central

George Town - Town Hall                                       

43 Fort Street.

George Town West

Smith Road Centre                                                    

150 Smith Road.

George Town South

South Sound Community Centre                

1012 South Church Street.

George Town East

Agape Family Worship Centre - Hall                  

50B Fairbanks Rd.

Red Bay

Seafarers Hall                                                              

11 Victory Avenue.

Prospect

Moravian Church Hall                                                 

497 Poindexter Road.

Savannah

Savannah United Church Hall                           

17 Astral Way.

Newlands

International College of the Cayman Islands

595 Hirst Road.

Bodden Town West

Agricultural Grounds Pavilion                              

199 Lottery Road.

Bodden Town East

Webster Memorial United Church Hall          

266 Bodden Town Road.

North Side

Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre                                    

923 North Side Road

East End

William Allen McLaughlin Civic Centre            

80 John Mclean Drive.

Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman

Aston Rutty Centre                                                

264 Ashton Reid Drive.

Cayman Brac East

Veteran's and Seaman's Center,                         

205 Ashton Reid Drive.

 

Notes to Candidates:

  • Nominations Form

A candidate for election shall be nominated on a nomination paper by at least two persons who, at the time of signing the nomination paper, are registered electors of the electoral district for which the candidate seeks election.

The candidate must consent to the nomination by signing the nomination paper in the presence of a witness who must also sign the nomination paper.

 

  • Deposit

A candidate for election, must deposit the sum of one thousand dollars in legal tender to the returning officer. If the candidate fails to do so, the nomination of such candidate shall be null and void.

If a candidate is not elected; and received less than one-tenth of the total of votes polled, the money deposited with the returning officer in accordance with section 32(1) of the Elections Law (2013), is forfeited to the Crown. Otherwise be the deposit will be refunded to the candidate or to the person who paid the deposit on behalf of the candidate, as soon as practical after the result of the election is declared.

 

  • Photo

Candidates are to supply one 2” x 2” Colour Photo (passport sized) on Nominations Day.  The 2017 Ballot Papers will be printed in colour and will contain a Picture of the Candidate.

 

  • Logos

If a candidate belongs to a registered party, the party logo will be placed beside the Candidates picture on the ballot paper.  Independent Candidates will have “IND” Placed beside their photo. Candidates are to indicate a party or independent to returning officer.

 

  • Nominators

Candidates must be nominated by at least two electors who are registered in the same electoral district in which the candidate is being nominated. It is an offence under section 30(1) of the Elections Law (2013 Revision) to knowingly nominate a person who, pursuant to the Constitution, is not qualified to be or is disqualified from being elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly.

A person who signs a nomination paper nominating a candidate for election in an electoral district; who at the date of signing the nomination paper is not a registered elector of that electoral district; or knows that the person nominated is not qualified to be elected as a member of the Assembly, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of two thousand dollars.

 

  • Qualifications and Disqualifications

Persons seeking nominations are encouraged to carefully review the Cayman Island Constitution, the Elections Law (2013) and the Elections (Amendment) Law, 2016.  It is an offence under section 30(2) of the Elections Law (2013 Revision) to knowingly consent to be nominated if, pursuant to the Constitution, you are not qualified to be or are disqualified from being elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly. A person who commits this offence is liable on conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars.