This is a referendum that took place on November 20, 2019 regarding statehood of Sidama following a formal letter written to National Election Board of Ethiopia by Southern Nation, Nationality and People’s Region’s Representative. In the referendum, the option to establish Sidama as a region garnered 98.9% of the total votes.
Amhara and Qemant Referendum
This is a referendum that took place on September 17, 2017 to determine whether Qemant should “stay under the old administration” or “be established as a self-autonomous administration” in the Amhara regional state Northern Gondar zone in four woredas and 12 kebeles where ethnic Amaras and Qemant people live.
Wondo Genet Referendum
This is a referendum, organized by the National Election Board of Ethiopia, which took place on November 9, 2008 to decide whether the Wondo Genet Woreda should be included under the Oromia region or Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region. Click the link for more information about the Wondo Genet referendum.
Somali and Oromia Regions’ Referendum
The Oromia and Somali regions’ referendum, organized by the National Election Board of Ethiopia, took place on October 24, 2004 to deliberate the administration of 463 kebeles found on the border of Oromia and Somali. Click the link for more information about the Somali and Oromia region referendum.
Begi Woreda Referendum
The Begi Woreda referendum, organized by the National Election Board of Ethiopia, took place on July 2, 1995 to address the territorial dispute between Oromia and Benishangul Gumuz regions.Click the link for more information about the Begi Woreda referendum.