May 5, 2010 ·5 Comments
HARGEISA (SomalilandPress) — Today at Egal International Airport the Chairman of the National Electoral Commission Mr. Esse Mohamed saw the delivery of the biometric cards for the Somaliland Presidential voting that is to take place in June 2010.
The National Electoral Commission and all three political parties have agreed the usage of biometric cards for the presidential voting rather than the traditional method of voting which used to be plastic laminated voting card that were not secured.
Majority of Somaliland citizens support the usage of biometric voting card system, however there are those that are still questioning if using biometric cards will prevent an election fraud. These new cards were printed in South Africa by Face Technologies, a company that is well experience in this specialized field.
During the unloading of the cargo Chairman Mr. Isse Mohamed told the press that starting May 10th distribution of the voting cards will begin in the capital Hargeisa and will continue for one week, followed by another week in the providences. “Once the distributions of the cards are completed than we get ready for the election says Mr. Isse”.
Isse added a lot of errors were fixed in the current registration list including detecting and removing children, duplications and other abuses.[ad#Google Adsense (200x200)]
NEC is an independent body that was established in 2001 and consists of seven members who are nominated by different institutions. Three of the seven are nominated by the current President, two members by the House of Elders and two buy the opposition parties.
Somalilandpress | 06 May, 2010Follow @somalilandpress