A member of polling station staff
At the invitation of the Governor of the Cayman Islands Martyn Roper OBE, an independent team of international experts conducted a virtual Election Expert Mission to the Cayman Islands General Election from 6 - 20 April 2021.
The Mission assessed the Cayman Islands General Election against international standards, commitments and obligations as well as domestic laws. It was organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team of experts conducted the Mission virtually, using online research as well as interviews with a wide range of stakeholders using digital meeting platforms. Ahead of Election Day in Cayman, the experts virtually met key stakeholders including electoral officials, candidates, voters and civil society groups to gain a better understanding of the electoral process and political context of the election. Read more about the Mission and its objectives here.
The CPA BIMR Mission is pleased to publish its final report, which includes fifteen recommendations for the electoral process in the Cayman Islands.
Election Observation Missions
CPA UK acts as the secretariat to CPA British Islands & Mediterranean Region (BIMR), one of the nine regions of the CPA network, and is committed to strengthening democracy and good governance.
Since 2011, CPA BIMR has organised short-term Election Observer Missions (EOM) across six UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies including Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks & Caicos Islands and Guernsey. CPA UK has also overseen Election Assessment Missions (EAM) to the UK General Election in 2010, 2015 and 2017.
For further information, please contact the Mission at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet at @CPA _BIMR & #CaymanIslandsEEM2021
Cayman Islands Police preparing for Election Day