The challenges faced by electoral administrators in holding Haiti’s 2010 elections were extreme. Even before the country was confronted with the effects of the compound disasters addressed in this case study, it was dealing
with long-term societal and institutional problems that severely impeded electoral administration.

The extent of these capacity limitations, the severity of the natural hazards and the scale of international assistance mean that Haiti’s experience of managing its 2010 elections is in many ways exceptional. This case study provides several lessons from these elections that are likely to be applicable to other contexts. 

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Publication date
01 September 2022
Language(s)
English
Author(s)
David Towriss
Number of pages
18

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Contents

Introduction

The perfect storm

Postponed elections and a state of emergency

The feasibility of elections

Voter registration

Electoral security

Campaigning during a cholera epidemic

Calls for further postponement denied

Election day

Election observation mission findings

Results

Voter turnout

Lessons learned

References

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The Impact of Natural Hazards on Haiti's 2010 Presidential and Legislative Elections

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