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PARTIES CONSTITUENCIES CANDIDATES RESULTS PAST EDUCATION
POLITICAL PARTIES
DLP
Dominica Labour Party
DLP
Roosevelt SKERRIT
Political Leader
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UWP
United Workers Party
UWP
Lennox LINTON
Political Leader
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CONSTITUENCIES
Electoral Map
 Castle Bruce
 Colihaut
 Cottage
 Grand Bay
 La Plaine
 Mahaut
 Marigot
 Morne Juane/Riviere Cyrique
 Paix Bouche
 Petite Savanne
 Portsmouth
 Roseau Central
 Roseau North
 Roseau South
 Roseau Valley
 Sailsbury
 Salybia
 St. Joseph
 Soufriere
 Vieille Case
 Wesley
OVERVIEW OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Head of State President indirectly elected by legislature.
Head of Government Prime Minister is appointed by the President
Structure of Parliament Unicameral Parliament consisting of the House of Assembly with 31 seats.
Electoral Law 16 July 1951; Last amendment: 1990
Constituencies 21 single-member constituencies.
Voting System The President is appointed to serve a 5-year term. In the House of Assembly, 9 members are appointed to serve 3-year terms and 21 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms
Term of Office President (5 years), House of Assembly (5 years)
Voter Requirements - age: 18 years
- British Commonwealth citizenship
- fulfilment of residence or domicile requirements
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements - age: 21 years
- Dominican citizenship (Commonwealth citizenship for Senate candidates)
- residence in Dominica or previous 12 months' residence immediately before nomination
- sufficient ability to speak and read English
- ineligibility: allegiance to a foreign State, undischarged bankruptcy, insanity, death sentence or imprisonment exceeding 12 months
- deposit equivalent to US$ 184, which is reimbursed if the candidate obtains at least 1/8 of the valid votes cast in the constituency
Electoral Authority Electoral Commission
Last Elections 8 December 2014
Next Elections December 2019
VOTER EDUCATION
Country Profile Government Structure Election Basics Political History of TCI Electoral Legislation
2014 ELECTION - BY THE NUMBERS
PARTY CANDIDATES RESULTS
Female Male Total 2014 2009 2005
DLP Dominica Labour Party (DLP) 4 17 21 15 18 12
UWP United Workers Party (UWP) 2 19 21 6 3 8
Independent Candidates Independent Candidates (IND) 0 2 2 0 0 1
    6 38 44 21 21 21
The Dominica House of Assembly has 32 members, 21 members elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies, 9 appointed senators, the Speaker and 1 ex-officio member.
PAST ELECTIONS
1951 Wednesday, 31 October 1951 Independent 100.00% 8 8 75.92%
1954 Thursday, 19 August 1954 Independent 100.00% 8 8 70.26%
1957 Thursday, 15 August 1957 Independent 100.00% 8 8 75.55%
1961 Tuesday, 17 January 1961 Dominica Labour Party 47.38% 7 11 77.16%
1966 Friday, 7 January 1966 Dominica Labour Party 64.77% 10 11 80.51%
1970 Monday, 26 October 1970 Dominica Labour Party 7.01% 8 11 81.58%
1975 Monday, 24 March 1975 Dominica Labour Party 49.32% 16 21 78.96%
1980 Monday, 21 July 1980 Dominica Freedom Party 51.34% 17 21 80.31%
1985 Monday, 1 July 1985 Dominica Freedom Party 56.68% 15 21 74.56%
1990 Monday, 28 May 1990 Dominica Freedom Party 49.43% 11 21 66.64%
1995 Monday, 12 June 1995 United Workers Party 34.36% 11 21 65.18%
2000 Monday, 31 January 2000 Dominica Labour Party 43.05% 10 21 60.14%
2005 Thursday, 5 May 2005 Dominica Labour Party 51.80% 12 21 59.08%
2009 Friday, 18 December 2009 Dominica Labour Party 61.22% 18 21 55.15%
2014 Monday, 8 December 2014 Dominica Labour Party 27.06% 15 21 57.45%
VOTING TRENDS
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ELECTION REPORTS
Year Report Download
2014 Verbal Report of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the General Elections in the Commonwealth of Dominica December 8, 2014 Download
Caribbean Community Elecoral Observer Mission to Dominica Preliminary Report 2014 Download
2009 Caribbean Community Elecoral Observer Mission to Dominica Preliminary Report 2009 Download
Final Report of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the General Elections in the Commonwealth of Dominica December 18, 2009 Download
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