|Parliament name (generic / translated)
||Assemblée nationale / National Assembly
|Structure of parliament
|Chamber name (generic / translated)
||Sénat / Senate
|Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments)
Chambre des Députés / Chamber of Deputies
||2 March 2015
Last modification: 13 March 2015
|Mode of designation
||directly elected 30
||10 multi-member constituencies (each with three seats) corresponding to the country's departments.
Majority system with a possible second round.
To win a seat in the first round, candidates must obtain 50 per cent of the valid votes or have a lead equal to or greater than twenty-five per cent of the valid votes over the candidate with the second-highest number of votes. If no candidate satisfies these conditions in the first round, a second round is held. An absolute majority is no longer required for that round.
Each elector votes for three Senators in the constituency.
For partial renewal of the Senate (one third every two years), each elector votes for one Senator in their constituency.
Vacancies arising between general elections are filled through by-elections, unless those vacancies occur during or following the last ordinary session of the legislature.
Voting is not compulsory.
||- age: 18 at the time of registration
- Haitian citizenship
- full political and civil rights
- disqualifications: imprisonment, insanity/mental illness, conviction of a criminal offence, persons under guardianship/wards, holders of temporary entry permits, undocumented immigrants
||- qualified electors
- age: 30 at the time of registration
- Haitian citizenship by birth
- full possession of civil and political rights
- residence in the constituency concerned for at least two consecutive years
- ownership of real property or employment/trade in the constituency
- ineligibility: imprisonment, insanity/mental illness, conviction of a criminal offence, persons under guardianship/wards, holders of temporary entry permits, undocumented immigrants, executives and members of the Electoral Commission
||- managers of public funds, who may stand for election but are relieved of their duties if elected
- government contractors
- representatives or agents of individuals, companies or corporations that are government contractors
- delegates, deputy-delegates, judges and ministry officials who did not resign at least six months before the elections
- members of the executive branch and directors general of public administration bodies who did not resign at least one year before the elections
||- monetary deposit of 5,000 gourdes
- one half of the deposit is reimbursed for political parties winning at least 2 per cent of the valid votes nationwide