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How often is a General Election held?
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The Premier may call a General Election at any time during the life of a Parliament which is five years. Read More
What is Nomination Day?
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What is Nomination Day? Read More
What is a bye-election?
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A bye-election is held to elect a new Member of Parliament when a sitting Member dies or resigns his or her seat. This must be held within two months of the vacancy. Read More
Are votes counted before the polls close?
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No votes are counted until after the polls close. Read More
How many candidates can win in each constituency?
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One candidate can win in each constituency. Read More
How many Members of Parliament are there?
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Thirty-six (36) Members of Parliament make up the House of Assembly. Read More
How can I tell if I am registered?
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Registration lists are always on display at all post offices, police stations, the library, and the Parliamentary Registry. Read More
How long are the polling stations open?
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The polling stations open at 8.00 a.m. and close at 8.00 p.m. Read More
How many constituencies are there?
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There are 36 constituencies. Read More
Do I have to be registered to vote?
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All voters must be registered in the constituency in which they live in order to vote. Registration takes place throughout the year. If you move to another constituency or change your name, you must register that change with the Parliamentary Registr... Read More
When does the House of Assembly meet?
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The House of Assembly meets on Fridays when in session. Read More
Do I need identification in order to vote?
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Yes. Every voter MUST show Identification to vote. Acceptable forms of ID are a commonwealth passport, a Bermuda driver's license, a Special Persons Card, Voters Identification Card or an employee identification card with a photo, signature and ... Read More
Who can register to vote?
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Persons can register to vote if they are Bermudian and 18 years of age or older, or non-Bermudian Commonwealth citizens who were registered to vote on 1st May 1976. Persons who are not ordinarily resident in Bermuda if they reside outside of Bermuda ... Read More
Can anyone run in General Election?
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There are criteria: The person must be Bermudian and over 21 years of age. They must be nominated for a constituency by two people who are registered in that constituency and they must pay $250 to the Accountant General. The deposit is returned if th... Read More
How are the votes counted?
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The officers in charge of the election appointed to do so count the votes in each constituency at the close of the polls. Read More
Can I vote if I will be off the island or in hospital on polling day?
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Persons who expect to be off the island or in hospital on polling day, may vote at an advanced poll approximately one week before. Certificates of intended absence or incapacity are required. Read More
What are the largest constituencies?
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All constituencies are designed to be relatively equal in size. Read More
Where do I go to vote on Election Day?
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Voters vote in the constituency in which they are registered. A list of polling stations is published prior to Election Day, in the newspaper and on our website at www.elections.gov.bm. Read More
Why does a voter have to register?
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Voters must be registered so that a list of voters can be prepared in advance of an election to determine numbers of voters, and also to ensure that everyone who comes to vote is eligible. Read More