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Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands

48 1

Population (as of July 1, 2011)

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45 100.00%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 1, 2010)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Queen Queen Head of State
Mayor and Chairman of the Island Council Mayor and Chairman of the Island Council Head of Government
Island Council Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Mayor and Chairman of the Island Council Mike WARREN
  • Assembly: Pitcairn Islands has a unicameral Island Council with 11 seats.

* The Queen is represented by UK High Commissioner to New Zealand and Governor (nonresident) of the Pitcairn Islands Victoria M. TREADELL

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Mayor and Chairman of the Island Council is elected by plurality vote to serve a 3-year term.
  • In the Island Council, 4 members are elected by single non-transferable vote to serve 1-year terms and 2 members are filled ex officio.***

*** 4 members are elected by single non-transferable vote, 2 members sit ex officio (the Mayor and the Chairman of the Island Council, both of whom are directly elected), 1 is nominated by the four elected members and the Council Chairman, 2 are appointed by the colonial governor, and 1 is reserved for a commissioner lasing between the governor and the Council. Apart from the Mayor, who serves a three-year term, and the Island Secretary, whose term is indefinite, all councilors serve one-year terms.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Island Council 2011-12-12 45 45 100.0%

Voter Turnout