Provisional Electoral Council

The Provisional Electoral Council (French: Conseil Electoral Provisoire, French pronunciation: ​[kɔ̃sɛj əlɛktɔʁal pʁɔvizwaʁ], CEP; Haitian Creole: Konsey Elektoral Pwovizwa) is the electoral commission of Haiti. The body is the sole agency responsible for presidential elections and parliamentary elections. As of 2015, CEP remains Haiti's main and only legal election agency. [1]

Conseil Electoral Provisoire
Konsey Elektoral Pwovizwa
Agency overview
Formed1987 (1987)
JurisdictionConstitution of Haiti
HeadquartersPort-au-Prince, Haiti
EmployeesAt least 9


As the sole legal electoral body in Haiti, CEP's responsibilities includes the following: [2]

  • Ensuring confidence building among key actors involved in the electoral process;
  • Establish the balance between the various political players in the race, hence the role of arbiter.
  • Organize and supervise elections.
  • Enforce the election legislation throughout the national territory.
  • Ensure elections are held freely, credibly and transparently.
  • Intervening in the mobilization and coordination of activities related to electoral information.
  • Provide input in developing the legal framework for the electoral process.


More than 30 presidential candidates reproached CEP for its obscure scrutiny policies and censured CEP for its lack of transparency. [3] According to Haitian Sentinel, CEP rejected transparency request by some presidential candidates including Jude Célestin, runoff candidate for the 2015 election. [4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mission" (in French). CEP Haiti. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  2. ^ "Constitution" [Constitution] (in French). CEP Haiti. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  3. ^ "Calls for transparency joined by 30 more presidential candidates". Haitian Sentinel. 2015-12-01. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  4. ^ Maxime, Samuel (2015-11-17). "Electoral Council rejects transparency request". Haitian Sentinel. Miami. Retrieved 2015-12-03.

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