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Voters in Saint Lucia went to the polls on Monday, 6 June 2016 to elect members to the 17-seat House of Assembly. Caribbean Elections provides information and current news for voters, students, teachers on the electoral process in Saint Lucia.
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Saint Lucia Labour Party
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Electoral Map
  A Gros Islet
  B Babonneau
  C Castries North
  D Castries East
  E Castries Central
  F Castries South
  G Anse-La-Raye/Canaries
  H Soufriere
  I Choiseul
  J Laborie
  K Vieux-Fort South
Vieux-Fort North
  M Micoud South
  N Micoud North
  O Dennery South
  P Dennery North
  Q Castries South East
Learn more The 17 elected members of the House of Assembly were elected by first-past-the-post voting in single member constituencies. Following the elections, a Speaker is elected, who may be from outside the House.
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 11 seats and the House of Assembly with 17 seats.
Electoral Law The electoral system in St. Lucia is governed by several pieces of legislation, listed here.
Constituencies 17 single-member constituencies.
Voting System In the Senate 11 members are appointed by the monarch to serve a 5-year term. In House of Assembly 17 members are elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term. Six seats are appointed according to the Prime Minister's recommendation.
Term of Office 5 years
Voter Requirements - Age: 18 years
- British Commonwealth citizenship
- Residence in Saint Lucia
- Disqualifications: insanity, imprisonment, death sentence, conviction for electoral offences
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements - Qualified electors
- Age: 21 years
- British Commonwealth citizenship
- Birth in Saint Lucia
- Domicile and residence in the country on the date of nomination (or birth elsewhere with residency in the country for a period of 12 months immediately before that date)
- Ability to speak and - unless incapacitated by blindness or other physical cause - to read the English language with a degree of proficiency sufficient to take an active part in the proceedings of the House
- Ineligibilities: allegiance to a foreign State, undischarged bankruptcy, insanity, death sentence, imprisonment exceeding 12 months
- Support by at least six registered electors
- Deposit of 250 East Caribbean dollars, reimbursed if the candidate obtains at least 1/8 of the votes cast in the constituency
Electoral Authority Electoral Commission
Last Elections 6 June 2016
Next Elections June 2021
Country Profile Government Structure Election Basics Political Timeline Electoral Legislation
Year Polling Day Winning Party Total Seats Voter Turnout
Party % votes Seats
1951 Friday, 12 October 1951   Saint Lucia Labour Party 43.26% 5 8 60.07%
1954 Thursday, 23 December 1954   Saint Lucia Labour Party 47.44% 5 8 49.36%
1957 Wednesday, 18 September 1957   Saint Lucia Labour Party 66.47% 7 8 56.82%
1961 Friday, 14 April 1961   Saint Lucia Labour Party 61.66% 9 10 -
1964 Thursday, 25 June 1964   United Workers Party 51.51% 6 10 51.82%
1969 Friday, 25 April 1969   United Workers Party 58.60% 6 10 53.86%
1974 Tuesday, 07 May 1974   United Workers Party 53.35% 10 17 84.38%
1979 Monday, 02 July 1979   Saint Lucia Labour Party 56.21% 12 17 66.02%
1982 Monday, 03 May 1982   United Workers Party 56.18% 14 17 65.80%
1987 Monday, 06 April 1987   United Workers Party 52.37% 9 17 60.56%
1987 Thursday,30 April 1987   United Workers Party 53.18% 9 17 64.72%
1992 Monday, 27 April 1992   United Workers Party 56.18% 11 17 63.34%
1997 Friday, 23 May 1997   Saint Lucia Labour Party 61.37% 14 17 66.55%
2001 Monday, 03 December 2001   Saint Lucia Labour Party 56.01% 14 17 52.73%
2006 Monday, 11 December 2006   United Workers Party 51.34% 11 17 58.46%
2011 Monday, 28 November 2011   Saint Lucia Labour Party 50.99% 11 17 56.14%
2016 Monday, 06 June 2016   United Workers Party 54.76% 11 17 53.45%
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Year Report Download
2006 Report of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Saint Lucia 2006 Download
2011 Preliminary Statement issed by the CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission to the General Elections in St.Lucia, 28 November 2011 Download
Final Report of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission for the General Elections in Saint Lucia November 28, 2011 Download
SLP=Saint Lucia Labour Party; UWP=United Workers Party; IND=Independent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
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 PAST ELECTIONS learn more
   General Election Results 1951
   General Election Results 1954
   General Election Results 1957
   General Election Results 1961
   General Election Results 1964
   General Election Results 1969
   General Election Results 1974
   General Election Results 1979
   General Election Results 1982
   General Election Results 1987 (Apr 06)
   General Election Results 1987 (Apr 30)
   General Election Results 1992
   General Election Results 1997
   General Election Results 2001
   General Election Results 2006
   General Election Results 2011
   General Election Results 2016
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