Somaliland: Registration of Voters to Start 2014

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 NEC Spokesman Ahmed H. Gelle

By: M.A. Egge

HARGEISA: (Somalilandsun)- The NEC announced that the 2015 general election will simultaneously consist of both presidential and parliamentary polling.

Previously in all the past five times that SL voters exercised their rights were separately; viz civic, parliamentary and presidential.

They at the same time revealed that a US company, Creative Associates, have been retained for their services in the registration process.

The spokesperson for the NEC Mr. Ahmed Hersi Geele said that the registering of voters is expected to be commenced and completed before the elapse of 2014.

Saying that five competent institutions had vied for the contract, the American Creative Associates won the tender.

NEC revealed that the latest civic election was flawed since multiple times were polled by same voters on a rampant and tribal manner.

They however said that the registration would consist of both the national registration one and that of the electoral process.

It may be safe to assume that the system may be biometric since NEC plans to postpone the national index registration.

Naturally it is versa in any country. It beats reason to have electoral voter registration before the national personal index identification.

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