From all indications Cayman will be heading to the polls on May 24 2017 so we can rule out early elections for now.
At least that’s the word from Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell who says elections are on track for the date announced earlier this year. Now you may recall Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin hinted at early polls after then-government members Anthony Eden, Alva Suckoo and Winston Connolly left his government leaving the Progressives with a narrow one member majority. That talk of early elections has simmered and Mr Howell says all signs point to a May 24th general election.
“The candidates and parties are starting their advertising and promotion of ideas along reelection and I think most of the politicians are looking forward to May 24, 2017 and nomination day in March of 2017,” Mr Howell says.
And the Elections Office will be ramping up its door to door voter registration campaign next month as the December deadline gets closer.