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The Cayman Islands Governor’s Office has welcomed the final report by the Election Observer Mission from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) on the General Elections on 22 May 2013.
Released today (23 July 2013), the 15-page document discusses the legal framework, election administration, voter registration, candidate nomination, voting and counting, the announcement of results, as well as candidate agents and domestic observers.
Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell said the report met the observer mission’s Terms of Reference (TOR). Mr Howell added that it would be considered and discussed with all relevant stakeholders. He also expressed the gratitude of the people of the Cayman Islands for the work that that the team had carried out.
The CPA team had previously shared an early overview of their findings with the Cayman Islands public, in the days immediately following the elections. Team leader, and Maltese Member of Parliament, Hon. Mario Galea, told a press conference that the recent elections had met the international standards for a democratic, genuine and transparent vote.
Candidates are being asked to use this document to submitt their return of revenue and expenditure to the Elections Office.
The International Observer Mission that monitored the Cayman Islands General Elections 2013 has submitted their preliminary Report.
The returning officers wishes to advise all candidates who have appointed agents to make them aware as to which polling stations they are assigned to. Agents will only be sworn at their assigned stations where their identification badges have been delivered to. Due to the large numbers of agents appointed, returning officers are advising that agents be at their respective polling stations by no later than 6:00 A.M. to be sworn.