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Country Profile Antigua and Barbuda Elections
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Area: 442 sq km (170 sq miles) | Population: 88,710 (World Bank, 2010) | Capital City: St. John's
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Overview of Electoral System
Here, we provide an overview of the electoral system in the country. Additional information may be found in the Country Browser.
Head of State Inherited monarchy with a Governor-General appointed by the British Monarch
Head of Government Prime Minister is appointed by the Governor-General
Structure of Parliament Bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 17 seats and the House of Representatives with 19 seats.
Electoral Law 31 October 1975; Last amendment: Representation of the People (Amendment) Acts of 2001 and 2002
Constituencies 17 single-member constituencies
Voting System The monarchy is hereditary. In the Senate 17 members are elected by the governor-general. In the House of Representatives 17 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms + 2 ex-officio members
Term of Office 5 years
Voter Requirements - age: 18 years
- citizens of Antigua and Barbuda
- citizens of the Commonwealth who have legally resided in the country for at least three years immediately preceding the qualifying date and who have met the relevant residency requirements
- residence in the constituency for at least one month immediately preceding the qualifying date.
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements - qualified voters
- age: 21 years
- citizens of Antigua and Barbuda
- residence in the country for a minimum of 12 months immediately preceding the elections
- ability to speak and, unless incapacitated by blindness or other physical condition, to read the English language with sufficient proficiency
- ineligibility: allegiance to a foreign State, undischarged bankruptcy, insanity, death sentence or imprisonment for more than one year, electoral offences or certain crimes within the preceding 10 years
- nomination by individuals or political parties
Electoral Authority Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission
Last Elections 12 June 2014
Next Elections June 2019
Political Parties
Here, we provide information on active political parties. A more comprehensive list of political parties may be found in our Knowledge Centre.
Party Political Leader
Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party or ABLP Gaston BROWNE
Barbuda People's Movement or BPM Trevor WALKER
United Progressive Party or UPP Baldwin SPENCER
Past Elections
Here, we provide links to results of past elections. This list is not all inclusive; we will continue to update the list and encourage you to assist us in filling any observed gaps. Notify us if you think a resource listed here has become deceptive or unfactual.
Year Specific Date Election Type View Results Source
1971 11 February 1971 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1976 18 February 1976 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1980 24 April 1980 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1984 17 April 1984 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1989 9 March 1989 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1994 8  March 1994 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1999 9 March 1999 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
2004 23 March 2004 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
2009 12 March 2009 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
2014 12 June 2014 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
Party Manifestos
Here, we provide party manifestos from previous elections. This list is not all inclusive; we will continue to update the list and encourage you to suggest other resources you think we should list here. You may also view our collection of manifestos in our Reading Room.
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ABLP 2014 Manifesto ALP 2009 Manifesto ALP 2004 Manifesto ALP 1999 Manifesto
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UPP 2014 Manifesto UPP 2009 Manifesto UPP 2004 Manifesto UPP 1999 Manifesto
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BPM 2009 Manifesto BPM 2004 Manifesto    
ABTLP 2014 Manifesto      

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