Somaliland Electoral Commission to distribute voter cards for upcoming elections

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The Somaliland Electoral Commission is set to distribute voter cards to participants in the latest electoral registration process.

The Commission unveiled this plan at a press briefing in Hargeisa on Wednesday, announcing that the 10-day distribution period will kick off on May 31, 2023.

“The National Commission of Somaliland wishes to inform all citizens who enrolled during the 2022/2023 voter registration that the official voter card distribution will start nationwide on May 31, 2023,” relayed a statement from the Commission.

While this marks the beginning of voter card distribution, the Commission has yet to confirm a specific election date. Observers have questioned the Commission’s earlier assertion that the presidential election would occur within a nine-month window.

The government and opposition parties are still negotiating the order of the upcoming presidential and political organization elections. The government is advocating for the presidential elections to occur first.