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Voters of the Cayman Islands went to the polls to elect a new government on 24 May 2017. Caribbean Elections provides information and current news for voters, students, teachers on the election and the electoral process in the Cayman Islands.
POLITICAL PARTIES
PPM PPM
People's Progressive Party
Alden McLAUGHLIN
Political Leader
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Cayman Democratic Party
McKeeva BUSH
Political Leader
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CONSTITUENCIES
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OVERVIEW OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Head of State Inherited monarchy with a Governor appointed by the Briish Monarch | Learn more »
Head of Government Chief Secretary appointed by Governor | Learn more »
Structure of Parliament Unicameral Legislative Assembly with 18 seats
Electoral Law Election Law of 2004 | | Learn more »
Constituencies 15 single-member constituencies
Voting System In the the Legislative Assembly, 19 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.
Term of Office 4 years
Voter Requirements Age: 18 years. The voter has been resident in the Cayman Islands for a period or periods amounting to not less than two years out of the four years immediately preceding the relevant date.
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements Candidates shall be 21 years of age. The candidate shall, at the date of his nomination for election, be domiciled and resident in the islands. Furthermore, the candidate shall have either 1) been born in the islands in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (2)(b) of this section, has resided in the Islands for a period of not less then seven years immediately preceding the date of his nomination for election and, subject to subsections (3) and (4) of this section, the number of days on which he was absent from the islands in that period does not exceed four hundred; or 2) been born outside the Islands, has resided in the Islands for a period of periods amounting to not less than fifteen years out of the twenty years immediately preceding the date of his nomination for election, and in the seven years immediately preceding the date of his nomination for election the number of days on which he was absent from the islands does not exceed four hundred.
Electoral Authority Supervisor of Elections
Last Elections 24 May 2017 | Learn more »
Next Elections May 2021
VOTER EDUCATION
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PAST ELECTIONS
Year Specific Date   Winning Team/Party Total
Seats
Voter
Turnout
  Team/Party % Votes Seats
1976 Nov 1976   - - - 12 0.00%
1980 Nov 1980   Unity Team - 8 12 0.00%
1984 Nov 1984   Coalition - - 12 77.96%
1988 Nov 1988   Dignity Team - 7 12 75.05%
1992 Thu, 19 Nov 1992   National Team - 12 15 87.25%
1996 Wed, 20 Nov 1996   National Team 48.08% 9 15 85.48%
2000 Wed, 8 Nov 2000   Democratic Alliance - 0 3 76.37%
2005 Wed, 11 May 2005   People's Progressive Movement 67.20% 9 15 80.25%
2009 Wed 20 May 2009   United Democratic Party 44.21% 9 15 79.57%
2013 Wed, 22 May 2013   People's Progressive Movement 36.07% 9 18 79.82%
2017 Wed, 24 May 2017   People's Progressive Movement 31.23% 7 19 74.06%
ELECTION REPORTS
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2013 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region, Election Observer Mission, Cayman Islands General Election May 2013 Final Report Download
2017 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region, Election Observer Mission, Cayman Islands General Election May 2017 Final Report Download
Key
OBA = One Bermuda Alliance; PLP = Progressive Labour Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
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