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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.
The Supervisor of Elections wishes to bring to the attention of all business owners, candidates and electors to be aware of the following:
All proprietors of premises situated in the 6 electoral districts, to which liquor license has been issued under the Liquor Licensing Law are advised, that Elections will be held in each of these districts on Wednesday May 22, 2013. Therefore, no intoxicating liquor is allowed to be sold, offered for sale or given away at any of these premises between the opening of the polls at 7:00 A.M. and one hour after the close of the polls, which are scheduled to close at 6:00 P.M. (unless there are electors still in line to be polled). This applies to all hotels, restaurants, bars and duty-free outlets.
Employers are reminded that all electors in their employ who are working on election Day MUST be allowed a reasonable period for voting and no employer must make any deduction from the pay or other remuneration of any elector or impose or extract from that individual any penalty due to his or her absence.
No political advertisements, political broadcasting or political announcements are permitted on Election Day. All banners, posters and any other advertising materials must be removed by midnight on Tuesday May 21, 2013. The wearing of clothing which exhibit the image of any candidate or contains any printed statement supporting any candidate or political party will not be allowed within any polling precinct.