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PARTIES DISTRICTS 2019 CANDIDATES 2019 RESULTS PAST RESULTS EDUCATION
POLITICAL PARTIES
National Democratic
Party
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Myron V.
WALWYN

Political Leader
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NDP 2019 Manifesto
Virgin Islands
Party
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Andrew A.
FAHIE

Political Leader
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VIP 2019 Manifesto
Progressive Virgin
Islands Movement
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Ronnie
SKELTON

Political Leader
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PVIM 2019 Manifesto
Progressives
United
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Julian
FRASER

Political Leader
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PU 2019 Manifesto
ELECTORAL DISTRICTS
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OVERVIEW OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Learn more The House of Assembly of the British Virgin Islands consists of 15 members; 13 elected representatives for a four year term, nine of whom are electoral district representatives and four as territorial-at-large representatives, the Attorney General (non-voting, ex officio member) and one elected Speaker.
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 Unicameral House of Assembly with 13 seats | Learn more »
Electoral Law onstitution Order (2007) | Learn more »
Constituencies Each electoral district sends a member to the House of Asembly, which has 13 seats | Learn more »
Voting System In the House of Assembly, 13 members are elected by direct popular vote 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.
Term of Office 4 years
Voter Requirements

To be qualified to register, a person must be a Belonger or a citizen, 18 years of age or older, and domiciled in the Virgin Islands. 

Persons domiciled in the Virgin Islands and resident in the United States Virgin Islands also qualify under this section. 

Candidate Eligibility and Requirements

In order to be elected as a member of the House, a person must either be a Virgin Islander (as defined) over the age of 21, and otherwise qualified to vote in the Territory. For these purposes a "Virgin Islander" means a Belonger who is either.

  • a person who was born in the British Virgin Islands to a mother or father who was a British Overseas Territories Citizen (by birth or descent);
  • a person who was born in the British Virgin Islands to a mother or father who was also a Belonger (by birth or descent); or
  • a person who was born outside of the British Virgin Islands to a mother or father who was also a Belonger (by birth or descent) provided that one of his or grandparents also belonged to the British Virgin Islands by birth.

A person may also be qualified to stand for election if they were qualified to stand under the previous Constitution. 

Electoral Authority Supervisor of Elections
Last Elections 25 February 2019 | Learn more »
Next Elections February 2023
PAST ELECTIONS
Year Parliament Elected   Winning Party Total Seats Voter Turnout
  Party % Votes Seats
1950 First Legislative Council   - - - 4 -
1954 Second Legislative Council   - - - 6 -
1957 Third Legislative Council   - - - 6 -
1960 Fourth Legislative Council   - - - 6 -
1963 Fifth Legislative Council   - - - 6 -
1967 Sixth Legislative Council   Virgin Islands United Party 42.78% 4 7 73.06%
1971 Seventh Legislative Council   Virgin Islands Democratic Party - 3 7 72.00%
1975 Eighth Legislative Council   Virgin Islands United Party 26.96% 2 7 67.81%
1979 Ninth Legislative Council   Virgin Islands Party 27.78% 5 9 52.44%
1983 Tenth Legislative Council   Virgin Islands United Party (Coalition Government) 43.80% 4 9 50.77%
1986 Eleventh Legislative Council   Virgin Islands Party 46.63% 5 9 67.60%
1990 Tweflth Legislative Council   Virgin Islands Party 46.54% 6 9 70.61%
1995 Thirteenth Legislative Council   Virgin Islands Party 32.83% 6 13 68.39%
1999 Fourteenth Legislative Council   Virgin Islands Party 38.42% 7 13 64.53%
2003 Fifteenth Legislative Council   National Democratic Party 51.23% 8 13 72.18%
2007 First House of Assembly   Virgin Islands Party 50.67% 10 13 66.33%
2011 Second House of Assembly   National Democratic Party 51.99% 9 13 70.81%
2015 Third House of Assembly   National Democratic Party 60.17% 11 13 70.81%
2019 Fourth House of Assembly   Virgin Islands Party 46.54% 8 13 64.64%
ELECTION REPORTS
Year Report Download
2011 Report of the Caricom Electoral Observer Mission for the General Elections in the British Virgin Islands 7 November 2011 Download
2015 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region Electoral Observer Mission for the General Elections in the British Virgin Islands 8 June 2015 | Preliminary Report | Final Report Download
2019 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region Electoral Observer Mission for the General Elections in the British Virgin Islands 25 February 2019 | Preliminary Report | Final Report Download
Key
NDP = National Democratic Party; VIP = Virgin Islands Party; PVIM = Progressive Virgin Islands Movement; PU = Progressives Univted; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
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