When are the elections held?
The senatorials will take place on September 27. Due to the health crisis, these elections will renew 172 senators out of 178 initially planned. The election of six senators for French people living outside France is postponed until September 2021. Two senators represent Yonne in the upper chamber.
When are senators renewed?
Senators are elected for a six-year term and the Senate is renewed by half every three years. So there are elections every three years. This supposes two series of renewal: the first includes 170 senators and was renewed in 2017. The second takes place this year. Although the Yonne department belongs to this second series, a partial senatorial was organized in 2017 to replace Henri de Raincourt, who resigned.
Senatorials 2020: seven candidates for two seats to be filled in the Yonne
Senators are elected by indirect universal suffrage. They are elected by a college of electors made up of all departmental councilors, regional councilors elected in the department, deputies, senators, and representatives of municipal councils.
What type of ballot?
Senators are elected by indirect universal suffrage according to two voting methods: the first past the post in two rounds in constituencies where one or two senators are elected (this is the case of Yonne). By proportional vote in the other constituencies.
Senators from Yonne
Were senators of Yonne under the Fifth Republic: Philippe de Raincourt (Independent Republicans (in 1959); André Plait (from 1959 to 1968); Paul Guillaumot (from 1959 to 1986); Jacques Piot (from 1968 to 1973); Odette Pagani (from 1973 to 1977); Jean Chamant (from 1977 to 1995); Serge Franchis (UMP, from 1995 to 2004); Pierre Bordier (UMP, from 2004 to 2014); André Villiers (UDI, from 2009 to 2012) ; Henri de Raincourt (UMP, then LR, from 1986 to 2009 and from 2012 to 2017); Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (DVD, from 2014 to 2017); Noëlle Rauscent (since 2017); Dominique Verien (UDI, since 2017).