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 Wednesday March 31, 2021. 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


West Bay West


West Bay Central


West Bay South


George Town North


George Town Central


George Town West


George Town South


George Town East


Red Bay








Bodden Town West


Bodden Town East


North Side


East End


Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman


Cayman Brac East



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 (2017), is forfeited to the Crown. Otherwise 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 Nomination Day.  The 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 (2017 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 and the Elections Law (2017).  It is an offence under section 30(2) of the Elections Law (2017 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.