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PARTIES CONSTITUENCIES CANDIDATES 2018 RESULTS PAST EDUCATION
POLITICAL PARTIES
ABLP ABLP
Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party
Gaston BROWNE
Political Leader
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UPP UPP
United Progressive Party
Harold LOVELL
Political Leader
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UPP DNA
Democratic National Alliance
Joanne MASSIAH
Political Leader
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CONSTITUENCIES
Electoral Map
 St. John's City West
 St. John's City East
 St. John's City South
 St. John's Rural West
 St. John's Rural South
 St. John's Rural East
 St. John's Rural North
 St. Mary's North
 St. Mary's South
 All Saints East & St. Luke
 All Saints West
 St. George
 St. Peter
 St. Philip North
 St. Philip South
 St. Paul
 Barbuda
OVERVIEW OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM
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 17 seats and the House of Representatives with 17 seats (+ Speaker).
Electoral Law 31 October 1975; Last amendment: Representation of the People (Amendment) Acts of 2001 and 2002
Constituencies 17 single-member constituencies
Voting System The monarchy is hereditary. In the Senate 17 members are elected by the governor-general. In the House of Representatives 17 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms + 2 ex-officio members
Term of Office 5 years
Voter Requirements - age: 18 years
- citizens of Antigua and Barbuda
- citizens of the Commonwealth who have legally resided in the country for at least three years immediately preceding the qualifying date and who have met the relevant residency requirements
- residence in the constituency for at least one month immediately preceding the qualifying date.
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements - qualified voters
- age: 21 years
- citizens of Antigua and Barbuda
- residence in the country for a minimum of 12 months immediately preceding the elections
- ability to speak and, unless incapacitated by blindness or other physical condition, to read the English language with sufficient proficiency
- ineligibility: allegiance to a foreign State, undischarged bankruptcy, insanity, death sentence or imprisonment for more than one year, electoral offences or certain crimes within the preceding 10 years
- nomination by individuals or political parties
Electoral Authority Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission
Last Elections 21 March 2018
Next Elections March 2023
VOTER EDUCATION
Country Profile Government Structure Election Basics Political History of TCI Electoral Legislation
2018 ELECTION - BY THE NUMBERS
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POLITICAL PARTIES
View Electoral Districts/Constituencies 164
POLLING STATIONS
Learn more about Election 2013 candidates 53
ELECTION CANDIDATES
Party 2018 Candidates Results
Female Male Total 2018 2014 2009 2004
ABLP Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party 2 15 17 15 14 7 4
UPP United Progressive Party 1 15 16 1 3 9 12
DNA Democratic National Alliance 4 9 13 - - - -
BPM Barbuda People's Movement - 1 1 1 - 1 1
ABTLP Antigua Barbuda True Labour Party 1 1 - - - - -
ABPM Go Green for Life 1 1 - - - - -
MLVOP Missing Link VOP - 1 - - - - -
    9 44 53 17 17 17 17
MLVOP The House of Representatives has 19 members, 17 members elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies, 1 ex-officio member and 1 Speaker. The Senate has 17 appointed members.
PAST ELECTIONS
Year Polling Day Winning Party Total Seats Voter Turnout
Party % votes Seats
1951 Thu, 20 Dec 1951   Antigua Labour Party 87.40% 10 10 70.33%
1956 Thu, 1 Nov 1956   Antigua Labour Party 86.69% 10 10 57.02%
1960 Tue, 29 Nov 1960   Antigua Labour Party 85.02% 10 10 37.98%
1965 Mon, 29 Nov 1965   Antigua Labour Party 78.88% 10 10 42.85%
1971 Thu, 11 Feb 1971   Progressive Labour Movement 57.72% 12 17 42.85%
1976 Wed, 18 Feb 1976   Antigua Labour Party 49.01% 11 17 94.97%
1980 Thu, 24 Apr 1980   Antigua Labour Party 58.04% 13 17 77.08%
1984 Tue, 17 Apr 1984   Antigua Labour Party 67.90% 16 17 61.12%
1989 Thu, 9 Mar 1989   Antigua Labour Party 63.85% 15 17 60.72%
1994 Tue, 8 Mar 1994   Antigua Labour Party 54.44% 11 17 62.32%
1999 Tue, 9 Mar 1999   Antigua Labour Party 52.94% 12 17 63.61%
2004 Tue, 23 Mar 2004   United Progressive Party 55.50% 12 17 91.19%
2009 Thu, 12 Mar 2009   United Progressive Party 50.95% 9 17 80.27%
2014 Thu, 12 Jun 2014   Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party 56.64% 14 17 90.08%
2018 Wed, 21 Mar 2018   Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party 59.39% 15 17 76.3%
VOTING TRENDS
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ELECTION REPORTS
Year Report Download
2018 Preliminary Statement issed by the CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission to the General Elections in Antigua and Barbuda, 21 March 2018 Download
Interim Statement of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the 2018 Antigua and Barbuda Election, 21 March 2018 Download
2014 Verbal Report of the General Elections In Antigua and Barbuda June 12, 2104 – OAS Electoral Observation Mission Download
2009 Preliminary Statement issed by the CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission to the General Elections in Antigua and Barbuda, 12 March 2009 Download
2009 Antigua and Barbuda Election - Final Report of the Commonwealth Expert Team Download
Final Report of the General Elections In Antigua and Barbuda March 12, 2009 – OAS Electoral Observation Mission Download
2004 Preliminary Statement issed by the CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission to the General Elections in Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2004 Download
2004 Antigua and Barbuda Election - Final Report of the Commonwealth Expert Team Download
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