Electoral Management Design Database
Model of electoral management
El Salvador, Constitution (1983, as amended in 2014), accessed 25 February 2024
ARTICLE 208. There shall be a Supreme Electoral Tribunal which shall consist of five Magistrates, who shall last five years in their functions and who shall be elected by the Legislative Assembly. Three of them from each of the lists of three candidates (ternas) proposed by the three political parties or legal coalitions that obtained the greatest number of votes in the last presidential election. The two remaining Magistrates shall be elected with the favorable vote of at least two-thirds of the elected Deputies, from two lists of three candidates proposed by the Supreme Court of Justice, who must meet the requirements to be Judges of the Chambers of Second Instance and have no party affiliation.
There shall be five substitute Magistrates elected in a similar manner to the officeholders. If because of any circumstance no list of three nominees is proposed, the Legislative Assembly shall hold the respective election without the missing list.
The Magistrate President shall be proposed by the party or legal coalition which obtained the greatest number of votes in the last presidential election.
The Supreme Electoral Tribunal shall be the highest authority on this subject, without prejudice to the recourses established by this Constitution concerning its violation.
El Salvador, TSE, CÓDIGO ELECTORAL (2023), accessed 25 February 2024
Art. 39.- El Tribunal Supremo Electoral es la autoridad máxima en materia electoral, sin perjuicio de los recursos establecidos en la Constitución por violación de la misma. Tendrá su sede en la capital de la República, con jurisdicción en todo el territorio nacional.
Art. 40.- El Tribunal Supremo Electoral es un organismo con plena autonomía jurisdiccional, administrativa y financiera en materia electoral y de consiguiente, no supeditado a organismo alguno del Estado.
Electoral Management BodiesAdd data
|Name of EMB
|Number of EMB members
|Term of office
|EMB members selected by
|Chair appointed/elected by
|Party or expert based membership
|Supreme Electoral Tribunal (Tribunal Supremo Electoral)
|Parliament, based on proposal of political parties and Supreme Court of Justice
|Parliament, based on proposal of the party or legal coalition which obtained the greatest number of votes in the last presidential election