2021 General Election Programme







Sun, 14-Feb-2021

Dissolution of Parliament

 Cayman Islands Constitution Order (2009) s.84(2)(3)

Sun, 14-Feb-2021

Proclamation declaring General Elections

 Cayman Islands Constitution Order (2009) s.86(1)

Mon, 15-Feb-2021

Issuing of Writs (Form 16)

Elections Act (2021) s.28(1) (2) , Cayman Islands
Constitutional Order (2009) s.90 (1) (c)

Mon, 22-Feb-2021

Notice of Nominations (Form 17)

Elections Act s.29(1)

Mon, 01-Mar-2021

Nomination Day

 Elections Act (2021) s. 29

Thur, 04-Mar-2021

Notice of Contested Elections (Form 20)

Elections Act (2021) s.34 (1)(2)(3)

Wed, 14-Apr-2021

Elections Day

 Elections Act (2021) s.34(1)

Mon, 19-Apr-2021

Election Writ Returns to H.E. The Governor

 Elections Act (2021) s.61(3)

Wed, 19-May-2021

Candidate Elections Expense Returns Due

Elections Act (2021) s.69(1)

Sat, 29-May-2021

Publication of Candidate Expense Summary

Elections Act (2021) s.69(3)


 2021 General Election Programme (PDF)



His Excellency, Martyn Roper                         

Governor of the Cayman Islands



 Cruise Port Referendum  Signature Verification - Final Figures


Cruise Port Referendum Signature Verification Countdown
# of Elector Signatures submitted for Verification* # of verification forms received # of signatures remaining to be verified

# of verification forms remaining to reach 5,292**

% of the required 5,292** signatures received

Date & Time of Last Update






Sept 11,4PM

* 5,438 submitted June 12th + 199 Jul 11th + 26 Aug 5th + 78 Aug 15th + 54 Aug 28th + 33 Sept 6th + 21 Sept 7th + 13 Sept 8th

** Constitutionally required 25% of the 21,116 registered electors = 5,292



Elections Office Launches Web Ticker



As part of its objective to ensure a transparent and efficient verification process, the Elections Office has launched a web ticker so interested persons are able to track the ongoing progress.

The web ticker will provide the public with regular updates as Elections Office officials continue to verify the signatures on the provided cruise port referendum petition.

The new website plugin will include the number of verification forms that have been received, the number outstanding, as well as an overall percentage of the signatures confirmed out of the 5,438 that have been submitted thus far.

For more information please visit the Elections Office website at www.elections.ky.





Updated Figures and Summary Submissions



As the verification process on the cruise port referendum petition signatures moves forward, the Elections Office would like to inform the public on its current progress.

As of 9 a.m. today (Tuesday, 30 July 2019), the Elections Office reports a total of 3,705 petition signatures have been confirmed, out of a total submission of 5,637 petition signatures to be verified.

Through the collection of signature verification forms, officials have now reviewed 70% required to meet the constitutional requirement of 25% of registered voters (5,292 signatures). Officials confirm that 76 petitioners have declined to sign the official verification forms.

The Elections Office continues to accept petition signatures submitted by the CPR group and is in some cases receiving verification forms in advance of the next CPR submission. In the later cases, persons have stated that they recently signed the petition and have asked for their signatures to be verified at the Elections Office or at our local supermarket verification booths, in advance of the CPR submitting the signatures for verification.

With each submission, the CPR group has reported and the Elections Office has confirmed a number of signatures that were excluded from verification. These excluded signatures are not included in submitted totals or verified totals. The following is a summary of the two CPR submissions:


  • On 12 June 2019
    • 6,053 signatures were delivered by the CPR group during the official handover
    • 241 of those signatures, the CPR reported as being multiple submissions (persons signing more than once)
    • 374 signatures, the CPR reported as not corresponding with the current electoral register (signatures from non-voters)
    • 5,438 - the total signatures submitted by the CPR for verification.


  • On 11 July 2019
    • 229 signatures were handed over by the CPR group
    • 16 of those signatures were reported to be multiple submissions
    • 14 of the signatures were reported as corresponding with the current electoral register
    • 199 - the total signatures submitted by the CPR for verification.


Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Wesley Howell, notes: “With each of the submissions, the CPR performed its own assessment on its petition signatures to help in ensuring validity of the process; and the CPR team worked to eliminate the names of non-voters, in keeping with section 70 of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009.

“I would like to thank the CPR team for their continued support in helping to expedite the verification process.”

The Elections Office continues to provide weekly progress reports to His Excellency the Governor, Mr Martyn Roper. The summary facts are then shared with Cabinet members.

Officials will continue with its various verification methods to review the 1,932 signatures currently remaining to be verified.

In order to meet the constitutional requirement with 25% of the 21,116 registered electors, a total of 1,587 verification forms still need to be confirmed.

For more information on the verification process and details on how interested persons can verify their signature today, please visit www.elections.ky/cpr.



Elections Office Begins Door to Door Verification


The Elections Office today (Friday, 28 June 2019) began door-to-door verification of signatures on the cruise port referendum petition, in the districts of North Side and East End.
Elections Office staff are identifiable by their Elections Office shirts and ID Cards. While verifying signatures, staff will also have change of detail forms for registered voters who have changed names or addresses but have yet to notify the Elections Office.
Verifiers are expected to begin going door-to-door in Bodden Town next Friday, 5 July and the Elections Office will keep the public informed as the process moves to other districts.

Officials remind the public that the deadline to register for the next publication of the Official Register of Electors is 8pm on Tuesday, 2 July. In addition the office will open tomorrow (Saturday, 29 June) between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Smith Road Centre for verification of signatures on the petition or for registration purposes.

Persons with questions should contact the Elections Office at 949-8047.