Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands

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Population (as of Feb. 8, 2019)

Elections in our database

45 100.00%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 1, 2010)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Pitcairn Islands Island Council Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Mayor and Chairman of the Island Council Shawn CHRISTIAN
  • Assembly: Pitcairn Islands has a unicameral Island Council with 11 seats.

* The Queen is represented by UK High Commissioner to New Zealand and Governor (nonresident) of the Pitcairn Islands Jonathan SINCLAIR

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Mayor and Chairman of the Island Council is elected by plurality vote to serve a 3-year term.
  • In the Island Council, 4 members are elected by single non-transferable vote, 2 members are filled ex officio,1 is nominated by the four elected members and the Council Chairman, 2 are appointed by the colonial governor, and 1 is reserved for a commissioner lasing between the governor and the Council. Apart from the Mayor, who serves a three-year term, and the Island Secretary, whose term is indefinite, all councilors serve one-year terms.
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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Pitcairn Islands Island Council 2011-12-12 45 45 100.0%

Voter Turnout