1691 Legislative Assembly Elections (SSI)
|Constituencies:||Joseph Town, Zuid-Richel, The Camp|
|Result:||25 MLAs elected|
Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) are elected for four year terms using the Single Transferable Vote system; all candidates stand as independents in line with the conventional ban on political parties. All South Sea Islands citizens and permanent residents aged 16 or older are eligible to vote, with the exception of those serving custodial prison sentences.
During the 1691 election, the deployment of the South Sea Islands Defence Force to the International Mandate for the Settlements in Apollonia was a key election issue, along with the reliability of the ferry service linking Trinity Island and Grand Wulfram.
Heavy snow and freezing winds on polling day severely impacted voter turnout in The Camp. As a result, while voter turnout was up overall, it was significantly down in rural areas. As a result, some MLA for The Camp constituency were elected with only a double figure number of votes. This lead to calls for more localised voting places in rural communities.
In the Joseph Town constituency, former MLA Jayce Bain (elected in 1687) failed to be reelected following a widely publicised incident of public intoxication.
With all 25 seats contested and a turnout of 89.27%, the elections were broadly viewed as a success.
The returning officer for the 1691 Legislative Assembly Elections (Joseph Town constituency) gave notice that the number of votes recorded for each candidate at the said election was as follows:
- Jayce Bain: 118
- Sila Carter: 841 (elected)
- Linton Holt: 164 (elected)
- Rupert Shannon: 597 (elected)
- Kristián Tomov: 269 (elected)
- Dainton Nunez: 122
- Padraig Payne: 189 (elected)
- Sulayman Daniel: 117
- Sian Dillon: 131
For the Joseph Town Constituency; Sila Carter, Linton Holt, Rupert Shannon, Kristián Tomov and Padraig Payne were therefore duly elected.
The returning officer for the 1691 Legislative Assembly Elections (Zuid-Richel constituency) gave notice that the number of votes recorded for each candidate at the said election was as follows:
- Mirza Solomom: 73
- Alexandru Mackay: 222 (elected)
- Mischa Blankenship: 197 (elected)
- Kester Senior: 255 (elected)
- Kimora Cantu: 220 (elected)
- Ewald Lee: 139
- Kaila Greer: 156
- Dahlia Parkinson: 200 (elected)
- Darrel Dorsey: 199 (elected)
- Mekhi Milner: 173
- Gerry Glover: 154
- Evelina Attwood: 172
- Akshay Trevino: 245 (elected)
- Hans Jansen:17
- Maciej Grunn: 120
- Reuben Searle: 115
- Amiee Tang: 76
- Aneesa Hayden: 201 (elected)
- Cameron Pham: 176
- Mallory Field: 66
- Emily-Jane Rudd: 145
- Eleanor Ferguson: 99
- Rhea Baas: 184 (elected)
- Diana Newman: 23
- Benj van den Berg: 193 (elected)
For the Zuid-Richel Constituency; Alexandru Mackay, Mischa Blankenship, Kester Senior, Kimora Cantu, Dahlia Parkinson, Darrel Dorsey, Akshay Trevino, Aneesa Hayden, Rhea Baas and Benj van den Berg were therefore duly elected.
The returning officer for the 1691 Legislative Assembly Elections (The Camp constituency) gave notice that the number of votes recorded for each candidate at the said election was as follows:
- Aurelia Koch: 131 (elected)
- Jillian Obrien: 5
- Ruud Moon: 83 (elected)
- Rosalie Iles: 117 (elected)
- Martha Edwards: 58 (elected)
- Ella-Grace O'Doherty: 63 (elected)
- Laura Speight: 17 (elected)
- Alessio Chambers: 90 (elected)
- Mairead Brock: 11
- Evie-Mai Hudson: 8
- Arno Jernigan: 54 (elected)
- Arwen Ford: 30 (elected)
- Orlando Beltran: 45 (elected)
- Ronan Zavala: 3
For the The Camp Constituency; Aurelia Koch, Ruud Moon, Rosalie Iles, Martha Edwards, Ella-Grace O'Doherty, Laura Speight, Alessio Chambers, Arno Jernigan, Arwen Ford and Orlando Beltran were therefore duly elected.
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Although no formal rule or law exists governing the constituency of the Speaker, recent convention has dictated that each constituency takes a turn having the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly elected from among their MLAs. Traditionally the speaker stands unopposed and receives the unanimous support of the Legislative Assembly, although that has not always been the case.
Following the 1691 Legislative Assembly elections, Sila Carter of Joseph Town constituency was elected unopposed.