ELECTION TIMELINE

TIMELINE OF SOMALILAND'S ELECTIONS

All of the Elections organized and held by the Somaliland’s NEC were internationally observed and certified as Fair & Free Elections.
The following national popular Elections, Referenda and Voter Registrations took place in Somaliland from 2001—2021, within a period of 20 years out of its 30 years of sovereignty, statehood and independence.

A Chronology of the Key Voter Registration and Electoral Events:

31st December 2001
Constitutional Referendum
31st December 2001
15th December 2002
First Local Council Elections
15th December 2002
14th April 2003
First Presidential Election
14th April 2003
29th September 2005
First Parliamentary Elections
29th September 2005
Oct—March 2008/9
First Biometric Voter Registration (Fingerprint)
Oct—March 2008/9
26th June 2010
Second Presidential Election
26th June 2010
28th November 2012
Second Local Councils’ Election
28th November 2012
January—September 2016
Second Biometric Voter Registration (Iris System)
January—September 2016
13 November 2017
Third Presidential Election
13 November 2017
November 2020 - January 2021
January 2021 Third Biometric Voter Registration (Iris System)
November 2020 - January 2021
May 31 2021
Third Local Councils’ & Second Parlaimentary Elections
May 31 2021