World Bulletin / News Desk
Polling began at 7 a.m. (O400GMT) and is expected to end at 6 p.m. (1500GMT) with results to be announced within a week.
More than 873,000 people have registered to cast their vote on Monday’s at 1,600 polling stations across the territory.
More than 25 years ago, after a ferocious civil war, north-west Somalia broke away from the rest of the country and declared itself independent.
Somaliland is not officially recognized as a sovereign state, but it has achieved relative stability since it declared independence in 1991.