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Bermuda

Bermuda

69,467 3

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

43,652 73.97%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Queen Queen Head of State
House of Assembly Lower House
Senate Upper House
Premier Premier Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Premier Craig CANNONIER
  • 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 George FERGUSSON.

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
House of Assembly 2003-07-24 29,559 39,324 75.17%
House of Assembly 2007-12-18 32,028 42,337 75.65%
House of Assembly 2012-12-17 31,026 43,652 71.08%

Voter Turnout