Issuing of Writs Sets Stage for General Election



His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, today (Wednesday, 9 December) issued writs to 19 Returning Officers, setting the stage for conducting the General Election next year.

With almost five months to go before Election Day, the Governor presented the writs to the Returning Officers and Deputy Returning Officers in the presence of senior Elections Office officials, including Supervisor Wesley Howell.

Addressing those in attendance, the Governor reflected on the landmark nature of the 2021 General Election. “This is the first Cayman Islands General Election during my tenure as Governor. It is of historical significance given the recent constitutional amendments as the first General Election where voters are electing Members of Parliament. The metaphorical starting gun has now been fired for May 2021’s election,” said Mr. Roper.

“The Cayman Islands Elections Office has a proud history of conducting well run Elections that are free and fair, in line with international best practice. These elections will build further on that record. The role of the Returning Officers and Deputy Returning Officers is crucial. I thank them for their outstanding service to our communities.”

Returning Officers are responsible for the organisation and conduct of elections in their respective districts. Writs are the documents the Governor issues to the Returning Officers commanding them to conduct an election in accordance with Section 28(2) of the Elections Law (2017 Revision).

 In accordance with the 2021 General Elections Programme, Nomination Day will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The General Elections is to be held in the 19 electoral districts on Wednesday, 26 May 2021.

These writs will be returned to the Governor following the election with the name of the candidate who has been elected to serve in that electoral district.

Editors Notes

The remaining election activities are outlined below.



Notice of Nominations

Monday, 22 March 2021

Dissolution of the Legislative Assembly

Monday, 29 March 2021

Proclamation Declaring General Elections

Monday, 29 March 2021

Nomination Day

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Election Day

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Elections returns served on the Governor and return of the writs

Monday, 31 May 2021


A list of the 19 Returning Officers and the electoral districts are listed below.

Electoral District

Returning Officer

West Bay North

Nathania Shakira Sarita Pearson

West Bay West

Dale James Ramoon

West Bay South

Delano Oliver Solomon

West Bay Central

Antoinette Yvette Johnson

George Town South

Philip Antoinio Barnes

George Town West

Debbie-Ann Lovida Whittaker

George Town East

Shirley Lynn Whittaker

George Town Central

Tamara Danille Hurlston

George Town North

Philip Martin Jackson

Red Bay

Ida Jane Ebanks


Judith Grace Witter

Bodden Town East

Lyneth Alynta Monteith

Bodden Town West

Haroon Lloyd Pandohie


Kim Ann Bullings


Tristaca Lynn Ebanks

East End

Melinda Natasha Montemayor

North Side

Alice Ann Louise Kirchman

Cayman Brac West and Little Cayman

Dave Talbert Tatum

Cayman Brac East

Chevala Lawanda Burke