Hargeisa- The Somaliland National Elections Commission (NEC) has confirmed in a recent press release that the staffing of all its regional offices ahead of the forthcoming presidential elections in Somaliland have been completed. In its press release, the NEC has outlined that the criteria for staff selection across Somaliland was in accordance with the Commission’s mandate to provide suitable staff for all future elections in the country.The NEC also recently stated that new voter registration identification cards will replace the previous ones. The reason given for the change, according to the NEC, is due to the lack of veracity of the voter registration list which is currently going under a complete overhaul.In a related matter, the Somaliland National Elections Commission stated that work on the voter registration list is proceeding according to plan and some of the recently uncovered false data includes the ineligible registration of minor and non-Somaliland nationals.The NEC has stated that current voter registration work is expected to completed in the near future and there will be a thorough check of the figures before the list can be certified.
March 20, 2010
Somaliland National Elections Commission (NEC) Completes Staffing of Regional Offices
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