Commonwealth of the Bahamas

321,834 5

Population (as of May 18, 2015)

Elections in our database

179,508 77.98%

Registered Voters (as of July 8, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
Senate Upper House
House of Assembly Lower House
Queen Queen Head of State

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

Voter Turnout