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Area: 260 sq km (100 sq miles) | Population: 47,900 (UN, 2008)
Capital City: George Town, on Grand Cayman
 
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Overview of Electoral System
Here, we provide an overview of the electoral system in the country. Additional information may be found in the Country Browser.
Head of State Inherited monarchy with a Governor appointed by the Briish Monarch
Head of Government Chief Secretary appointed by Governor
Structure of Parliament Unicameral Legislative Assembly with 18 seats
Electoral Law Election law of 2004
Constituencies 15 single-member constituencies
Voting System In the the Legislative Assembly, 3 members are appointed to serve 4-year terms and 15 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 - 21 years.
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 22 May 2013
Next Elections 24 May 2017
Political Parties
Here, we provide information on active political parties. A more comprehensive list of political parties may be found in our Knowledge Centre.
Party Political Leader
United Democratic Party (UDP) -
People's Progressive Movement (PPM) -
Past Elections
Here, we provide links to results of past elections. This list is not all inclusive; we will continue to update the list and encourage you to assist us in filling any observed gaps. Notify us if you think a resource listed here has become deceptive or unfactual.
Year Specific Date Election Type View Results Source
2005 11 May 2005 Parliamentary View results IFES Election Guide
2013 22 May 2013 Parliamentary View results IFES Election Guide
Election Reports
Here, we provide official reports of past elections and reports from election observation missions. This list is not all inclusive; we will continue to update the list and encourage you to suggest other resources you think we should list here. You may also view our collection of Election Observer Reports in our Reading Room.
Year Report Download
2013 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region, Election Observer Mission, Cayman Islands General Election May 2013 Final Mission Report Download
Party Manifestos
Here, we provide party manifestos from previous elections. This list is not all inclusive; we will continue to update the list and encourage you to suggest other resources you think we should list here. You may also view our collection of manifestos in our Reading Room.
CAYMAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY (CDP) formerly UNITED DEMOCRATIC PARTY (UDP)
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CDP 2017 UDP 2013 UDP 2009  
PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT (PPM)
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