A new website unveiled by NEC to keep the public informed on polls progress –Press statement
Somalilandsun- Website that spells out all the steps in the Somaliland electoral cycle from the legal framework and voter education to the declaration of final results has been unveiled
According to a press statement the new site which was designed and built by the National Election Commission- NEC with the support from Adam Smith International and funds from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office is now fully functional with the sole objection be of keeping citizens informed on polls status
Below verbatim excerpts of the press statement
NEC UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE TO KEEP PUBLIC INFORMED ON POLLS PROGRESS
By: Abdikadir D. Askar, ASI Communications Lead
HARGEISA- The National Electoral Commission, the guardian of the country’s democratic process, unveiled a new website on Sunday to keep the public informed about progress on organising elections and their democratic rights to choose the people who lead them.
“This is another milestone in Somaliland’s democratic progress and shows that the NEC is keeping voters and the public at the forefront of its thinking,” said NEC Chairman Engineer Abdulqadir Imam Warsame.
The new website tracks all of Somaliland’s democratic elections since its independence and spells out the legal basis for the creation of the NEC and the work it carries out to ensure that elections are properly organised and held.
“Somaliland has a proud record on holding elections and can hold its head high on the peaceful transfer of power,” said the NEC Chairman. “Few other African countries can match our record on this.”
He pointed out that Somaliland has held seven democratic elections since the Constitutional referendum in 2001 and is one of very few countries in Africa where the Presidency has changed hands peacefully at the ballot box.
The website www.slnec.com was designed and built by the NEC with the support from Adam Smith International and funds from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.It spells out all the steps in the electoral cycle from the legal framework and voter education to the declaration of final results
The Somaliland National Electoral Commission (NEC) is an independent statutory body set up to oversee the holding of all elections at which voters have the opportunity to select the officials who represent them. It organizes presidential, parliamentary, local council elections and referenda. Elections are the cornerstone of Somaliland’s democracy and independence. The NEC is the guardian of all those electoral processes.