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British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

34,232 3

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

13,585 69.23%

Registered Voters (as of March 23, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
British Virgin Islands House of Assembly Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Premier D. Orlando SMITH
  • Assembly: British Virgin Islands has a unicameral House of Assembly with 15 seats.

* The queen is represented by Governor John DUNCAN.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary head of state.
  • Premier is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the House of Assembly, 9 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms, 4 members are elected in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 2 members are filled ex officio to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Of the 13 members, one member is elected from each of 9 electoral districts and there are four at-large members. Each voter has 5 votes. The Speaker and Attorney General serve ex officio.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
British Virgin Islands House of Assembly 2003-06-16 7,362 10,180 72.32%
British Virgin Islands House of Assembly 2011-11-07 9,186 13,352 68.8%
British Virgin Islands House of Assembly 2015-06-08 9,045 13,585 66.58%

Voter Turnout