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Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands

51,430 3

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

7,732 83.77%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 15, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Turks and Caicos House of Assembly Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Premier Rufus EWING
  • Assembly: Turks and Caicos Islands has a unicameral House of Assembly with 19 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor John FREEMAN

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Premier is appointed by the governor to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the House of Assembly, 10 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies, 5 are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies, and 4 are appointed by the governor, the government, and the opposition. Two of the four appointed members are selected at the Governor's discretion, and the other two in consultation with the new Premier and Leader of the Opposition. All members serve 4-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Turks and Caicos House of Assembly 2007-02-09 5,959 - -
Turks and Caicos House of Assembly 2012-11-09 6,393 7,337 87.13%
Turks and Caicos House of Assembly 2016-12-15 6,217 7,732 80.41%

Voter Turnout