Saint Helena

Saint Helena

7,776 2

Population (as of June 1, 2015)

Elections in our database

2,309 54.87%

Registered Voters (as of July 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Legislative Council Assembly
Governor Governor Head of Government
Queen Queen Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
  • Head of Government: Governor Mark Andrew CAPES
  • Assembly: Saint Helena has a unicameral Legislative Council with 12 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • Governor is appointed by the monarch.
  • In the Legislative Council, 12 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms and 3 members are designated ex officio to serve 4-year terms.***

*** The election law of Saint Helena was changed prior to the 2013 parliamentary election, where all candidates stood in a single constituency. Previously, members had been elected in 2 multi-member constituencies, with 6 seats in each.

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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Legislative Council 2005-08-31 - - -
Legislative Council 2013-07-17 1,267 2,309 54.87%

Voter Turnout