ElectionGudie

Sept. 3, 2020 Held

714,808
Voted
Jamaica

Jamaica

Election for Jamaican House of Representatives

Results

37%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:714,808
Valid Votes:714,808
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Jamaica Labour Party 48 - 407,753

57.04%

People's National Party 15 - 305,864

42.79%

Independents - - 1,191

0.17%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:       

  • 63 seats in the House of Representatives of Parliament.

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen Elizabeth II (since 6 February 1952); Queen Elizabeth II (since 6 February 1952); Represented by Governor General Dr. Patrick L. ALLEN (since 26 February 2009)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minster Andrew Michael HOLNESS (since 3 March 2016)
  • Assembly: Jamaica has a bicameral Parliament with 63 seats in the House of Representatives and 21 seats in the Senate.

Electoral System:

  • Members of the House of Representatives are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 5-year terms. Members of the Senate are appointed by the governor general on the recommendation of the prime minister and minority party leader.

 

Main Parties in this Election:                    

  • Jamaica Labour Party
    • Leader: Andrew Michael HOLNESS
    • Seats won in last election: 32
  • People's National Party
    • Leader: Peter PHILLIPS
    • Seats won in last election: 31
  • Jamaica Abolitionist Movement
    • Leader: Don FOOTE
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 2,808,570 (July 2020 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 1,824,412 (2016 est.)[1]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 1,418,827 (2020 est.)[2]
  • Is Jamaica a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Jamaica ratified CEDAW: (19 October 1984)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 17.5%[3]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 96[4]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2019)[5]

 

Disability Data[6]:

  • Is Jamaica a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Jamaica ratified CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Population with a disability: 442,532 (est.)