NEC STRUCTURE

NEC COMMISSIONERS –
NOMINATION PROCEDURES

The Commission consists of seven members. Three members are nominated by the President, two are nominated by the House of Elders, and the remaining two are nominated by the registered “opposition” political parties. The nominations are then confirmed by the House of Representatives.  The term of office of the Commission is 5 years.

SECRETARIAT (AT THE HQ)

The Somaliland National Electoral Commission has a professional Secretariat responsible for managing the day to day Operations. Somaliland’s NEC has 14 Departments headed by Directors under the Director General and staffed by professional workers, experts, consultants who are consisting of permanent and temporary employees. The structure of the Secretariat is organized as following:

1. Director General
2. Department of Operations
3. Department of Voter Registration, IT & Technical Matters
4. Department of Legal Affairs
5. Department of Trainings
6. Department of Voter Education & Awareness-raising
7. Department of Warehousing & Stores Management
8. Department of Logistics and Transport
9. Department of Human Resource
10. Department of Finance & Accounting
11. Department of Security and Communication
12. Department of Media and Public Relations
13. Department of Procurements
14. Department of Internal Auditing & Compliance Affairs

REGIONAL OFFICES

Somaliland’s NEC has a specific clearly-understandable geographical organization of the locations of its electorate. There are six Electoral Regions (Awdal, Maroodi-Jeeh, Sahil, Togdheer, Sool and Sanaag), which are sub-divided into 23 Electoral Districts:

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Maroodi-jeh
Hargeisa
Salahley
Baligubadle
Gabiley
Gabiley
Awdal
Borama
Baki
Lughaya
Saylac
Sahil
Berbera
Sheekh
Togdheer
Buroa
Buuhoodle
oodweyne
Sool
Las’anod
Ainabo
Taleh
Hudun
Sanaag
Erigavo
Badhan
Dhahar
Las’Qorey
Ceel-Afweyn
Gar-Adag