At stake in this election:
- 13 seats in the Legislative Council
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Ralph O'NEAL
- Assembly: British Virgin Islands has a unicameral Legislative Council with 13 seats.
* The queen is represented by Governor Boyd MCCLEARY.
Description of electoral system:
- The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
- The Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
- In the Legislative Council 13 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.***
*** Of the 13 members, one member is elected from each of 9 electoral districts and there are four at-large members.
Main parties in the electoral race:
- Party: National Democratic Party
- Seats won in last election: 2
- Party: Virgin Islands Party
- Seats won in last election: 10
- Independent(s): Independents
- Seats won in last election: 1
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 25,383 (July 2011 est.)
- Registered Voters: 13,352 (November 2011 est.)