Elections in Bermuda

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Elections in Bermuda have been taking place since 1620. Bermuda's current electoral system, with a lower house elected by all Bermudian status-holders, each casting a single vote, voting in single-member districts on the first-past-the-post method, came into effect with the 1968 constitution.

Electoral System[edit]

Bermuda elects on territorial level a legislature. Parliament has two chambers. The House of Assembly has 36 members, elected for a maximum five-year term in single seat constituencies. The Senate has 11 appointed members. Bermuda does not have fixed election dates; the Governor may dissolve Parliament and call a new election at any time, usually on the advice of the Premier.

Bermuda has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties (currently called the Progressive Labour Party and the One Bermuda Alliance). Candidates getting elected under the banner of a third party or as an independent has been very rare since 1968 (only occurring in 1985, when two National Liberal Party candidates were elected, and in 1989, when one NLP and one independent candidate were elected).

Constituencies in Bermuda

Most recent election[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Progressive Labour Party 20,059 58.89 24 +7
One Bermuda Alliance 13,832 40.61 12 –7
Independents 169 0.50 0 0
Invalid/blank votes UNK
Total 34,060 100 36 0
Registered voters/turnout 46,669 -
Source: Parliamentary Registry, IFES

Past elections and Referendums[edit]

You can browse historical election results since 1993 from http://webapp.decouto.bm/elections

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