Republic of Nauru

11,260 8

Population (as of Feb. 8, 2019)

Elections in our database

7,400 89.52%

Registered Voters (as of Sept. 3, 2019)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Nauruan Parliament Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Baron WAQA
  • Head of Government: President Baron WAQA
  • Assembly: Nauru has a unicameral Parliament with 19 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by parliament to serve a 3-year term.
  • In the Parliament 19 members are elected through a Borda Count system to serve 3-year terms.
  • Elections in Nauru are formally non-partisan. Nauru uses a modified Borda Count system called the Dowdall system. Key differences from the theoretical Borda system are that (1) this is applied in multimember constituencies and (2) the values assigned to a voter's preferences are fractions of a full point. (e.g. A voter's first preference carries a value of 1, her third preference a value of 1/3, and so on.) As with a single-winner Borda system, the N candidates with the highest vote totals win N seats in each district. There are six two-seat districts, one-three seat district, and one four-seat district. A voter must use all her rankings for his/her ballot to be valid.
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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Nauruan Parliament 2003-05-03 3,881 5,097 76.14%
Nauruan Parliament 2008-04-26 4,607 5,238 87.95%
Referendum 2010-02-27 4,389 5,238 83.79%
Nauruan Parliament 2010-04-24 5,202 5,238 99.31%
Nauruan Parliament 2010-06-19 5,287 5,704 92.69%
Nauruan Parliament 2013-06-08 5,528 5,704 96.91%
Nauruan Parliament 2016-07-09 6,469 7,843 82.48%
Nauruan Parliament 2019-08-24 7,167 7,400 96.85%

Voter Turnout