ElectionGudie

Oct. 19, 2019 Confirmed

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Election for Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council (Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council)

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:       

  • 3 seats on the Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II*
  • Head of Government: Administrator Natasha GRIGGS (since 5 October 2018)
  • Assembly: Cocos (Keeling) Islands has a unicameral Shire Council with 7 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, General David HURLEY, appointed on 1 July 2019[1]

Electoral System:

  • The Queen is hereditary head of state.
  • Administrator is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the Shire Council 7 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms. Councillors are elected by residents of their Ward. **
  • The President is elected by the Council Shire members.

** Elections are held every 2 years, with half of the seats eligible for election.

Main Candidates in this Election[2]:

*Incumbent

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 544 (2016 est.)[3]
  • Registered Voters: N/A

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 275 (2016 est.)[4]
  • Is Cocos (Keeling) Islands a signatory to CEDAW: N/A
  • Has Cocos (Keeling) Islands ratified CEDAW: N/A
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female Candidates in this election:
  • Number of Female Legislators:
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: N/A
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Cocos (Keeling) Islands a signatory to CRPD: N/A
  • Has Cocos (Keeling) Islands ratified CRPD: N/A
  • Population with a disability: N/A