(CMR) The Anti-Corruption Commission has joined with the Elections Office to launch an election anti-corruption education campaign.
Leading up to the election season, the public had expressed a desire for more accountability, transparency, better governance, and desires to denounce any form of corruption in the Cayman Islands as a whole.
Under the tagline of ACT, which stands for Against Corruption Today, the campaign is expected to promote the participation of the Cayman community to reflect on integrity, transparency, and accountability as it relates to the country’s public affairs.
The campaign addresses voters, candidates, and campaign supporters through simplified, attention-grabbing graphics and narrative.
It also calls for accountability by encouraging voters and candidates to affirm a pledge to stand against corruption by denouncing vote buying or selling.
The pledge is available for download via the Elections Office website, Facebook page, and the Anti-Corruption Commission website.
Everyone is being encouraged to download, print, and take a selfie with the pledge and post on social media to support this initiative with the hashtag #ACTCayman2021.
Alternatively, pictures can be sent to the Elections Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anti-Corruption Commission at email@example.com, and they will be uploaded to the Elections Office Facebook page.
The ACT campaign supports the United Nations Convention Against Corruption that highlights that whilst corruption can be prosecuted after the fact, the most fundamental approach is one that requires prevention and enhanced transparency. The Commission said it has found this to be very applicable to the current election season, where the financing of election campaigns and political parties are at the forefront and concerns of corruption abound.