Turks and Caicos Islands House of Assembly Elections: Technical Observation and Assessment Report
The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) held elections for the House of Assembly on February 19, 2021. At the invitation of the TCI governor and funded by the UK government, an independent team of elections experts from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) conducted an in-person technical observation and assessment. The IFES mission employed a modified version of IFES’ Technical Election Assessment Methodology, which allows for a broader assessment of the electoral process and context.
Turks and Caicos Islands House of Assembly Elections: Technical Observation and Assessment Report outlines IFES’ findings and recommendations, which are based on a detailed desk study, interviews with a range of stakeholders and the announcement of results. The mission was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Principles of International Election Observation and Code of Conduct for International Observers. IFES visited all polling stations throughout TCI, with the exception of South Caicos Island, and monitored traditional and social media around the election and its aftermath.
Overall, IFES found that the elections were generally well administered and the results reflected the will of the people. The people of TCI can be proud of how their governmental institutions overcame the challenges brought about by COVID-19 to deliver these elections safely.
Published on April 30, 2021.