It is known that the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has decided to hold the 6th General Election on Monday June 21, 2021. Hence, the Board informs all governmental and non-governmental organizations to implement the following according to Article 161 of The Ethiopian Electoral, Political Parties Registration and Election’s Code of Conduct Proclamation No. 1162/2011; in order that all registered citizens can vote without any security problem that disrupts the election process.
- All federal and regional government offices should be closed on June 21, 2021, so that citizens use the day only for voting purpose (except in Hararia and Somali Regions).
- All non-governmental and private organizations should be closed on June 21, 2021, so that citizens use the day only for voting purpose (except in Hararia and Somali Regions)
- Emergency service providers, hospitals, and other day-to-day service givers that provide the same service on closed days (hotels, restaurants, transportation service providers…) are not obliged to close their facilities on Election Day.
- Although transportation service will continue in the usual way, citizens shall not make plans that require activities different from casting their ballots, and the Board encourages them to do so.
The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE)
June 15, 2021