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Bahamas

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

327,316 5

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

179,508 77.98%

Registered Voters (as of July 8, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Bahaman Senate Upper House
Bahaman House of Assembly Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Perry CHRISTIE
  • Assembly: Bahamas has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 16 seats and the House of Assembly with 38 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Dame Marguerite PINDLING.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the Senate 16 members are appointed by the governor-general to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Assembly 38 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 2002-02-27 88,519 127,000 69.7%
Bahaman House of Assembly 2002-05-02 130,536 144,758 90.18%
Bahaman House of Assembly 2007-05-02 138,800 150,743 92.08%
Bahaman House of Assembly 2012-05-07 156,987 172,128 91.2%
Referendum 2016-06-07 83,862 179,508 46.72%

Voter Turnout