2019 Trinidadian local elections
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All 14 Municipal Corporation Electoral Areas
Map showing areas of Trinidad which will hold an election in 2019, as well as the island of Tobago.
With the exception of those areas that have had boundary changes, the seats up for election were last contested in the 2016 local elections.
Seats held prior to the election
The major political parties are effectively defending the following numbers of electoral districts from municipal corporations on election day:
- People's National Movement (PNM) – 83 electoral districts from 8 municipal corporations
- United National Congress (UNC) – 54 electoral districts from 6 municipal corporations
These numbers are how many seats each party won at the previous election, in 2016, rather than which party held the seat on the eve of the election.
Eligibility to vote
All registered electors (Trinidadians and Tobagonians, Commonwealth and Non-Commonwealth citizens) who will be aged 18 or over, resided legally in Trinidad and Tobago and have resided in an electoral district/constituency for a least two months prior to the election date are entitled to vote in the local elections.
Parties and candidates
Political parties registered with the Elections and Boundaries Commission can contest the local elections. The following registered parties are contesting the local elections:
|Party||Founded||Ideology||Leader(s)||Leader since||Last election||Current
|% party vote||Municipal Corporations||Electoral districts|
|PNM||1955||Liberalism, nationalism||Keith Rowley||May 2010||48.24||8||83||8||84|
|UNC||1989||Democratic socialism, social democracy||Kamla Persad-Bissessar||January 2010||49.90||6||54||6||53|
|COP||2006||Reformism||Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan||November 2017||0.50||–||–||–||–|
|Movement for Social Justice||2010||David Abdulah||January 2012||0.22||–||–||–||–|
|Port of Spain People's Movement||2019||Localism||Louis Lee Sing||October 2019||–||–||–||–||–|
|Movement for National Development||2019 (refounded)||Diego Martin regionalism||Garvin Nicholas||September 2019||–||–||–||–||–|
|National Transformation Party||1995||–||–||–||–||–|
The North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) commissioned opinion polling for the next general election regularly sampling the electorates' opinions.
Municipal Corporation projections
|02 December 2019||Local Election results||–||7||7||0|
|29 November 2019||NACTA||–||7 (+2)||5 (+2)||0|
|21 November 2019||NACTA||–||8 (+3)||3 (+3)||0|
|11 April 2019||NACTA||–||7 (+3)||5 (+3)||0|
|28 November 2016||2016 election||–||8||6||0|
Municipal corporation electoral area results
Elections were conducted under the first-past-the-post system.
|Municipal Corporation||Seats||Turnout||Previous control||Result|
|Arima||7||PNM (7)||PNM (7)|
|Chaguanas||8||UNC (5)||UNC (7)|
|Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo||14||UNC (14)||UNC (14)|
|Diego Martin||10||PNM (10)||PNM (10)|
|Mayaro–Rio Claro||6||UNC (4)||UNC (5)|
|Penal–Debe||10||UNC (9)||UNC (10)|
|Point Fortin||6||PNM (6)||PNM (6)|
|Port of Spain||12||PNM (12)||PNM (12)|
|Princes Town||10||UNC (9)||UNC (10)|
|San Fernando||9||PNM (9)||PNM (6)|
|Sangre Grande||8||PNM (4)||UNC (5)|
|San Juan–Laventille||14||PNM (11)||PNM (13)|
|Siparia||9||UNC (5)||UNC (6)|
|Tunapuna–Piarco||16||PNM (12)||PNM (11)|
|All fourteen municipal corporations||139||34.49%||PNM (83)||PNM (74)|
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