The National Elections Committee announces the locations of the electoral centers for the 2011 Federal National Council elections

17 September 2011

Today, the National Elections Committee announced the headquarters of the electoral centers in which the electoral bodies will be elected in the 2011 Federal National Council elections. The list included 13 fully equipped centers to conduct the electoral process, in the various seven emirates of the country.

The headquarters of the electoral centers are distributed as follows: Abu Dhabi has four electoral centers in the Exhibition Center and Al Jazeera Sports Club, in Al Ain City in the Al Ain Convention Center and in the Arab region in the wedding hall. Sharjah Expo Center and in the Mleiha area of the Community College and in Khor Fakkan at the University of Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah at the Ras Al Khaimah Exhibition Center, Fujairah at the Fairgrounds, Ajman at the Ajman University of Science and Technology, Umm Al Quwain at the Cultural Center. (Attached table showing the addresses of the electoral centers).

His Excellency Tariq Hilal Lootah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs, member of the National Elections Committee, Chairman of the Election Management Committee, said: “The Election Management Committee was established since

The beginning of its work is an organized executive plan according to a timetable to prepare the polling centers, so that all the procedural preparations and requirements of the electoral process are fully ready a week before the election day, and in a manner that guarantees the conduct of the elections in line with the civilized developments that we are witnessing in the Emirates.

He added: "The Election Management Committee, when studying the headquarters of the centers, took into account several main factors, including the geographical distribution of the electoral colleges, the availability of infrastructure requirements, the appropriate space for polling, the availability of suitable waiting places for voters, the possibility of these sites accommodating the approved design of the electoral centers, and the availability of suitable parking spaces for the occasion." These centers were designed according to the latest standards adopted in such events, and the availability of waiting spaces for women and others for men were taken into account.”

He continued, "The Elections Management Committee has allocated places for women, so that there will be a place for women to wait until they enter the voting place, and they will also have a place for training on the electronic voting system, as part of the committee's efforts to provide all means to conduct the electoral process in a comfortable manner for all segments of society."

His Excellency Tariq Hilal Lootah said: "We hope that all voters will go to the electoral center on September 24, each according to the emirate whose name was mentioned in the electoral college, and actively participate in the 2011 Federal National Council elections, because of its importance in supporting and advancing this experience, and that it be This election is a new success added to the series of successes achieved by the UAE at all levels.

It is clear that the polling process begins at exactly eight o’clock in the morning on Saturday corresponding to September 24, 2011, and ends at exactly seven o’clock in the evening on the same day, and each voter has one vote, and the voter may elect more than one candidate for the emirate that he represents, provided that this number does not exceed half the number of seats prescribed for the emirate in the Federal National Council, and the voter may not cast his vote more than once in one electoral cycle, nor may he authorize or deputize another person to cast his electoral vote, and a candidate has the right to elect himself or other candidates according to the number of seats allocated to his emirate, noting that A voter can vote in any polling center within the emirate whose name is mentioned in the electoral college if there is more than one polling center in the emirate.

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