Sixty three candidates nominated ahead of May 24 general election

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Mar. 30, CMC – Ahead of the May 24 general election, 63 candidates were nominated on Wednesday for the 19 electoral districts across this British Overseas territory.
At the close of Nomination Day activities, Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell said nominations went smoothly at all venues.
“I am pleased with the efficient operations during the whole nominations process today and I thank the Elections Office staff for their diligent preparation and hard work so far,” Howell said at a press conference late Wednesday.
He added that 38 Election Office staff members registered the nominations on Grand Cayman,Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
This is the first time that electors will be voting in single-member electoral districts, with each voter having only one vote.
Of the 63 candidates nominated, the majority – 36 candidates, were nominated as independents.
The ruling People’s Progressive Movement nominated sixteen candidates; while the opposition Cayman Democratic Party nominated eleven candidates.
The next major task for the Electoral Office is preparing the mobile and postal ballots.
According to Howell, voters were already applying for postal voting and the office would be printing ballots as soon as the qualification of candidates was cleared.

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