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Bermuda

Bermuda

70,537 3

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

43,652 73.97%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Bermudian House of Assembly Lower House
Bermudian Senate Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Premier Michael Dunkley
  • Assembly: Bermuda has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 11 seats and the House of Assembly with 36 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor John RANKIN

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Premier is appointed by the governor.
  • In the Senate 11 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of Assembly 36 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

* 5 Senators are appointed on the advice of the Premier, 3 Senators are appointed on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition, and 3 are appointed at the discretion of the Governor.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Bermudian House of Assembly 2003-07-24 29,559 39,324 75.17%
Bermudian House of Assembly 2007-12-18 32,028 42,337 75.65%
Bermudian House of Assembly 2012-12-17 31,026 43,652 71.08%

Voter Turnout