Receipt by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the procedures guide and ballot boxes designated for the elections of the Federal National Council and sent to the mission headquarters
25 August 2015
Starting preparations for the polling process outside the country
As part of the National Elections Committee’s preparations to implement the Federal National Council elections in the country’s diplomatic missions abroad, and within the coordination framework between the committee and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ballot box procedures guide for the 2015 Federal National Council elections abroad were received and sent to the headquarters of the UAE diplomatic missions, in preparation for the start of preparations for the process. Voting outside the country.
His Excellency Mohammed Mir Al-Raisi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the step of voting at the headquarters of the country's diplomatic missions is an unprecedented step and comes within the framework of enhancing the participation of members of the electoral colleges in the 2015 elections and facilitating them to exercise their right to choose half of their representatives in the Federal National Council.
His Excellency added that citizens residing abroad and whose names were included in the electoral bodies can cast their votes and participate in the 2015 Federal National Council elections by voting at the headquarters of the country's 94 diplomatic missions abroad, on September 20 and 21, approximately two weeks before the election date. His Excellency stressed the importance of the initiative of citizens outside the country to visit the state missions to give their vote to those who deserve it, as their participation and voting is a national responsibility.
Members of the electoral bodies who are abroad, according to the election schedule, will be able to cast their votes and participate in the 2015 Federal National Council elections at the headquarters of the country's diplomatic missions, whether embassies or consulates. The polling period abroad during the period from Sunday - September 20, 2015 to Monday - September 21, 2015.
Members of electoral bodies can find out the addresses of the country's diplomatic missions abroad by visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website: www.mofa.gov.ae.
The National Elections Committee also calls on all citizens to verify that their names are included in the lists of electoral bodies so that they can exercise their right to vote on polling day, by visiting the committee’s website www.uaenec.ae or by calling the National Elections Committee call center 600500005.