Somalia’s planned General Election for October this year is not feasible, and the earliest it can be held is March 2021, the Independent Electoral Commission has said.
This will be the first general election in 50 years in Somalia.
Commission Chairlady Ms. Halima Ismael Ibrahim, alias Halima Yareey, on Saturday spoke to members of the Lower House of Parliament (better known as Golaha Shacabka – the people’s hall), proposing two methods of conducting the election.
One method will involve voters being registered on election day as they vote, while the other involves pre-registration of voters on a roll before the election day.
The method of registering voters on election day is simpler and requires less time and resources, Ms Yareey told the MPs.