Voter Registration Process in Somaliland – Good Intentions & Bad Timing

According to the recent legislation passed by the parliament; Somaliland Citizens are required to be registered in order to be eligible to vote in the elections; beginning on July 2008 local elections and the August 2008 Presidential elections. This means every man; woman and young person in cities, small towns or in the country side; over the age of 15 yrs who is eligible to vote must be registered. Mr. Hersi Ali Hassan, Vice-Chairman of National Election Commission (NEC) in Somaliland announced on February 12, 2008 that the Commission will start the Voter Registration process in Somaliland and has plans to complete it within 45 days. Read entire article

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