The National Elections Committee announces the receipt of 2549 requests for voluntary participation in organizing the Federal National Council elections 2015

26 August 2015

The program of qualifying and training the polling stations teams attracts great interaction from the citizens

     Tariq Hilal Lootah: The National Elections Committee is working on training volunteers to contribute effectively to managing the electoral process

     The committee will train 1,400 volunteers through 150 training courses provided by 20 specialized trainers in 8 training centers during the coming period.

His Excellency Tariq Hilal Lootah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs and Chairman of the Election Management Committee, praised the great interaction of citizens, public benefit associations and national institutions that provided great support to the Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Electoral Center Teams, which contributes to the implementation of the electoral process 2105. Which represents a clear indication of their awareness of the importance of the electoral process and the role played by the Federal National Council in society.

  His Excellency's statements came during the second press conference on the program's developments, which was held yesterday, Wednesday, August 26, 2015, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Saeed Al Ghafli, Assistant Undersecretary at the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs and a member of the National Elections Committee, Dr. Hashim bin Sarhan Al Zaabi, Director of the Colleges of Technology in Dubai, and Brigadier General P.S.C. Muhammad Al-Mulla from the National and Reserve Service Authority, Ahlam Saeed Al-Lamki, Director of the Research and Development Department at the General Women's Union, Maryam Al-Nuaimi from the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Counselor Ali Sultan Haddad, Member of the Board of Directors of the "We Are All Emirates" Association, and Sahar Ahmed Al-Obaid , Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Voluntary Association, Vice President of the Arab Federation for Voluntary Work, Counselor Alaa Bin Marawan, Vice President of the Asaad Shaab Team, and Saif Al Dhaheri, Director of the Safety and Prevention Department at the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority.

His Excellency Tariq Lootah added that this response to the invitation to contribute to the implementation of the electoral process is a very positive response, and the committee has sensed it through the remarkable percentage of citizens who have applied until this moment, as well as the incoming calls to the NEC call center to inquire about joining this program, which is a response It expresses real community support for the success of this national mission and its implementation in accordance with the highest levels of professionalism and professionalism.

In his speech during the press conference, His Excellency Tariq Hilal Lootah said that the "Qualification and Training Program for Election Center Teams", which was launched by the National Elections Committee in cooperation with the Higher Colleges of Technology, as the first program of its kind to grant a specialized certificate to workers in polling centers, has greatly succeeded in engaging competencies and human cadres. Qualified to contribute to the implementation of the electoral process, and instill a culture of political development among members of society.

His Excellency added that the number of those wishing to work in polling centers and applicants through the website of the National Elections Committee reached 2,549 requests for participation from volunteers representing leading national and community institutions that are recognized for their efforts and pioneering role in supporting national activities and contributing to their successful implementation. All applications were subject to review by a specialized committee, where 1,400 male and female citizens will be trained based on the needs of the polling stations.

His Excellency commented: "The National Elections Committee works to ensure that volunteers are trained and educated on all aspects of the electoral process and what it includes in terms of stages and limits in terms of legal frameworks and electoral systems, so that they are highly professional in contributing effectively to the management of the electoral process. They are also able to deal with each other." With the various technical matters and the emergency matters that may result from them during the election day scheduled to be held on the third of next October.

The National Elections Committee will implement 150 training courses provided by 20 specialized trainers in 8 training centers in Madinat Zayed, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai, Al Ain, Sharjah, Al Ruwais and Abu Dhabi. This was during the training period, which began on August 23 and will continue until September 17, in two shifts, morning and evening.

During his speech, His Excellency Tariq Hilal Lootah also thanked and appreciated the important role played by the Higher Colleges of Technology to supplement the efforts of the cadres working in managing the electoral process with skills and scientific knowledge that will raise the effectiveness and excellence of performance in implementing all stages of the electoral process. As well as all the national institutions that clearly contributed to motivating citizens to participate in this training program, including the Emirates Identity Authority, the National Service Authority, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, the Community Development Authority in Dubai, the Abu Dhabi Education Center, the We Are All Emirates Association, and the Emirates Volunteering, the General Women's Union, and the Happiest People's Volunteering Team.

It is noteworthy that the National Elections Committee and the Higher Colleges of Technology aim through this program to provide human cadres with technical and technical skills related to the electronic voting system and the technical readiness of the electoral centers, to be able to deal with various technical matters and the emergency matters that may result from them during the scheduled election day. It will be held on the third of October next.

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