The ESR will focus on ensuring access to credible and verifiable information from the field. On the election day, the ESR will serve as a platform for addressing conflicts and any incidents raised by observers. Also, the ESR will provide a platform for credible observation of pre-election, election, and post-election periods where quantifiable and verifiable information is available to electoral stakeholders in Somaliland.
SONSAF and ESR members also anticipate that the ESR platform will provide a useful platform where CSOs will engage with the Government of Somaliland, particularly the Ministry of Interior and other state institutions such as the National Electoral Commission (NEC), media, Human Rights and Women organizations.
During the post-election period, SONSAF will utilize the ESR in the post-election conflict resolution mechanism and the associated processes. The ESR key objective is to collect real-time data & alert appropriate authorities to respond rapidly as needed.
The International delegates and observers will be hosted by SONSAF, they will receive regular updates and reports from the ESR.