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Voters in the Turks and Caicos Islands went to the polls on Thursday, 15 December 2016 to elect members to the House of Assembly. Caribbean Elections provides information and current news for voters, students, teachers on the election and the Turks and Caicos Islands electoral process.
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POLITICAL PARTIES
PDM
People's Democratic Movement
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Sharlene CARTWRIGHT ROBINSON
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15 CANDIDATES
PNP
Progressive National Party
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Rufus Washington EWING
Political Leader

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15 CANDIDATES
PDA
Progressive Demicratic Alliance
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Oswald SKIPPINGS
Political Leader
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12 CANDIDATES
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES = 10; TOTAL CANDIDATES = 52
OVERVIEW OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Head of State Inherited monarchy with a Governor appointed by the Briish Monarch
Head of Government Chief Minister appointed by Governor
Structure of Parliament Unicameral Legislative Council with 19 seats
Electoral Law Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands
Constituencies 10 single-member electoral districts + 1 All island district with 5 representatives
Voting System The House of Assembly has 19 members - 10 members elected for a four-year term in single-seat electoral districts; five at large seats eleced in an All Island district (also in a first-past-the-post system); and and four appointed by the Governor after the elections (two at his own discretion, and two following consultations with the new Prime Minister and Lleader of the Opposition).
Term of Office 4 years
Voter Requirements

Age: 18 years

A person shall be qualified to be registered as an elector for elections of the members of Legislative Council if: - he has attained the age of 18 years - he is resident in the Islands and has been so resident for not less than 12 months, in the aggregate, out of the two years immediately preceding the qualifying date and -he falls into one of the following categories: i) he was born in the Islands or ii) he was born outside the Islands of a father or mother either of whom was born in the Islands or iii) he has, under the law in force in the Islands regulating immigration, the status of 'Belonger'

Candidate Eligibility and Requirements

A person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the Legislative Council if

- he has attained the age of 21 years

- is on the date of his nomination for election resident in the Islands and has been so resident for not less than 12 months, in the aggregate, out of the 2 years immediately preceding the date and - fall into one of the following categories: i) he was born in the Islands ii) he was born outside the Islands of a father or mother either of whom was born in the Islands or iii) he has, under the law in force in the Islands regulating immigration, the status of 'Belonger'

Electoral Authority Supervisor of Elections
Last Elections 15 December 2016
Next Elections December 2020
ELECTORAL DISTRICTS
The Turks and Caicos Islands elects on territorial level a legislature. The House of Assembly has 19 members, 15 members elected for a four-year term in 10 single-seat constituencies, and one at-large constitutency; and 4 nominated members.
 ED 1: Grand Turk North
 ED 2: Grand Turk South & Salt Cay
 ED 3: South Caicos
 ED 4: North & Middle Caicos
 ED 5: Leeward, Providenciales
 ED 6: The Bight, Providenciales
 ED 7: Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill
 ED 8: Blue Hills, Providenciales
 ED 9: Five Cays, Providenciales
 ED 10: Wheeland, Providenciales
 All Island District
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VOTER EDUCATION
Country Profile Government Structure Election Basics Electoral Legislation Parliament of TCI
Timeline Political History of TCI Candidate Choice Right to Vote Resources for Teachers
PAST ELECTIONS
Year Polling Date Winning Party Total Seats Voter Turnout
  Party Leader % Votes Seats
1976 Wed, 29 Sep 1976   People's Democratic Movement McCARTNEY, James A.G.S. 39.87% 5 11 81.34%
1980 Tue, 4 Nov 1980   Progressive National Party SAUNDERS, Norman 60.32% 8 11 84.06%
1984 Tue, 29 May 1984   Progressive National Party SAUNDERS, Norman 61.20% 8 11 85.26%
1988 Thu, 03 Mar 1988   People's Democratic Movement SKIPPINGS, Oswald D.O. 59.76% 11 13 81.68%
1991 Wed, 03 Apr 1991   Progressive National Party MISICK, C. Washington 51.56% 8 13 80.32%
1995 Thu, 02 Feb 1995   People's Democratic Movement TAYLOR, Derek Hugh 49.99% 8 13 77.28%
1999 Thu, 04 Mar 1999   People's Democratic Movement TAYLOR, Derek Hugh 52.22% 9 13 85.01%
2003 Thu, 24 Apr 2003   People's Democratic Movement TAYLOR, Derek Hugh 50.20% 7 13 84.40%
2007 Fri, 09 Feb 2007   Progressive National Party MISICK, Michael Eugene 60.83% 13 15 86.02%
2012 Fri, 09 Nov, 2012   Progressive National Party EWING, Rufus Washington 44.89% 8 15 87.13%
2016 Thu, 15 Dec 2016   People's Democratic Movement CARTWRIGHT ROBINSON, Sharlene 51.20% 10 15 80.41%
VOTING TRENDS
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ELECTION REPORTS
Year Report Download
2016 Final Report of The Election Observation Mission to the Turks and Caicos Islands Elections, Carried out by the British Islands & Mediterranean Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA BIMR), 15 December 2016 Elections to the Hosue of Assembly Download
2012 Final Report of The Joint Election Observer Mission to the Turks and Caicos Islands Elections Conducted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands & Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR) and the Association of Caibbean Electoral Organizations (ACEO), Turks and Caicos Islands 9 November 2012 Legislative Assembly Elections Download
2007 Preliminary Statement issed by the CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission to the General Elections in the Turks and Caicos Islands on February 2007 Download
2003 Preliminary Statement issed by the CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission to the by Election in the Turks and Caicos Islands 7 August 2003 Download
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