On January 29, Haitians will head to the polls for legislative and local elections. Voters will elect eight senators in second-round elections, one member to the Chamber of Deputies, and members of various local offices. In total, over 30,000 candidates will by vying for seats in these elections.
To help you understand this complex electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Haiti: January 29 Legislative and Local Elections. IFES FAQs include:
- Who are citizens voting for on Election Day?
- What is the gender balance within the candidate list?
- What is the election management body? What are its powers?
- How will voters with disabilities cast their ballots?