(CMR) The 2023 Electoral Boundary Commission has started to review electoral boundaries and will hold both public consultations and meetings with Members of Parliament as it further examines boundaries across the Cayman Islands. The Commission also plans to travel to the Sister Islands to undertake similar review activities.
The Electoral Boundary Commission recently met with representatives from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) and the Lands and Survey Department as part of ongoing efforts to ensure fair representation and equitable distribution of electoral districts in the Cayman Islands.
During the series of meetings, which took place from April 18 to 21, the teams reviewed the 2021 Census data and the Labour Force Survey population estimates. The Commissioners also considered other relevant matters at the meetings and visited each Electoral District to determine whether any changes to the current boundaries are needed. Reflecting on the meetings, Commission chairperson Dr. Lisa Handley shared:
“We are committed to ensuring that the electoral districts in the Cayman Islands are fair, balanced, and reflect the needs and aspirations of the people. These meetings with ESO and Lands and Survey were extremely helpful in reviewing population data and development trends.”
In addition to a detailed review of the current electoral districts, specifically those in Grand Cayman, there was a comparison of the number of eligible Caymanians and registered electors in each electoral district. For more information or to provide feedback, members of the public can email the Electoral Boundary Commission at [email protected].