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POLITICAL PARTIES
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One Bermuda Alliance
Michael DUNKLEY
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PLP PLP
Progressive Labour Party
David BURT
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CONSTITUENCIES
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OVERVIEW OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Head of State Inherited monarchy with a Governor appointed by the Briish Monarch | Learn more »
Head of Government Premier appointed by Governor | Learn more »
Structure of Parliament Bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 11 seats and the House of Assembly with 36 seats | Learn more »
Electoral Law Bermuda Constituitional Order | Learn more »
Constituencies 36 single-member constituencies
Voting System In the Senate 11 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Assembly 36 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms. Members of the Senate are appointed by the governor, the premier and members of the opposition parties.
Term of Office 5 years
Voter Requirements Age: 18 years
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements Qualification & Disqualification under Sections 29&30 of the Bermuda Constituitional Order 1968.
Electoral Authority Parliamentary Registry Office (PRO)
Last Elections 18 July 2017 | Learn more »
Next Elections July 2022
VOTER EDUCATION
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PAST ELECTIONS
Year Specific Date   Winning Party Total
Seats
Voter
Turnout
  Party % Votes Seats
1963 Thu, 16 May 1963   Independents 81.38% 30 36 78.15%
1968 Wed, 22 May 1968   United Bermuda Party 56.60% 30 40 -
1972 Wed, 7 Jun 1972   United Bermuda Party 61.77% 30 40 76.90%
1976 Tue, 18 May 1976   United Bermuda Party 55.55% 25 36 -
1980 Thu, 11 Dec 1980   United Bermuda Party 53.89% 22 40 79.84%
1983 Fri, 4 Feb 1983   United Bermuda Party 56.60% 26 40 80.66%
1985 Tue, 29 Oct 1985   United Bermuda Party 62.51% 31 40 66.21%
1989 Thu, 9 Feb 1989   United Bermuda Party 50.00% 23 40 74.32%
1993 Tue, 5 Oct 1993   United Bermuda Party 50.51% 22 40 78.33%
1998 Mon, 9 Nov 1998   Progressive Labour Party 54.79% 26 40 82.76%
2003 Thu, 24 Jul 2003   Progressive Labour Party 50.50% 22 36 74.87%
2007 Tue, 18 Dec 2007   Progressive Labour Party 52.45% 22 36 75.87%
2012 Wed, 12 Dec 2012   One Bermuda Alliance 51.68% 19 36 71.10%
2017 Tue, 18 Jul 2017   Progressive Labour Party 58.89% 24 36 72.98%
Key
OBA = One Bermuda Alliance; PLP = Progressive Labour Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
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