The polling centers continue to receive voters for members of the Federal National Council on the second day of early voting

29 September 2015

Tariq Lootah: Early voting is a new mechanism adopted in the 2015 elections to enable voters to actively participate in the electoral process

The nine polling centers that have been approved by the National Elections Committee and are spread across all emirates of the country to be a venue for early voting are witnessing a remarkable turnout of voters who voted today to choose their candidates to be their voice and be able to represent them and convey their demands and needs to the Federal National Council during the next four years.

His Excellency Tariq Hilal Lootah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs and Chairman of the Election Management Committee, affirmed that early voting is a new mechanism that the National Committee was keen to add to the current cycle of the Federal National Council elections in its endeavor to reach all members of the electoral bodies and enable them to participate effectively in the electoral process. It requires the efforts of all Emiratis to be active participants in the successes achieved by the UAE.

His Excellency indicated that the second day of early voting witnessed a remarkable turnout from members of the electoral colleges, praising the great commitment of candidates and voters to the executive instructions of the electoral process, noting that the voting process is proceeding smoothly and easily, and qualified coordinators were provided to assist voters and answer all their inquiries and assistance, especially with regard to the method of voting. Electronic voting.

His Excellency indicated that early voting gave many citizens who were unable to vote on the election day scheduled for October 3 an opportunity to exercise their electoral right, and called on all members of the electoral bodies to carry out this national duty by going to the centers and voting for whoever they see fit.

It is scheduled to conclude tomorrow (Wednesday, September 30, 2015) at six o’clock in the evening, the early voting process, to close with it the second phase of the electoral stages, which began with voting outside the country and in embassies and diplomatic missions deployed in most countries of the world during the days of September 20 and 21.

The electronic voting system works by inserting the Emirates Identity Card issued by the Emirates Identity Authority, which is considered the approved document that authorizes the holder of the electoral bodies to exercise his right to vote during early voting days and on election day.

The electoral centers are distributed in all the emirates of the country, so that the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center is the approved electoral center for early voting in the city of Abu Dhabi, the Al Ain Convention Center in the Al Khabisi region, the Madinat Zayed wedding hall in the western region, the Dubai World Trade Center in the city of Dubai, and the Sharjah Chess Club in Sharjah city.

As for the electoral center for the Emirate of Ajman, it will be in the social services building in the Al Jurf area. As for Ras Al Khaimah, the electoral center will be in the Higher Colleges of Technology for female students. The Sheikh Khalifa Wedding Hall will be the approved electoral center in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain. As for the emirate of Fujairah, the electoral center will be in the Ar Exhibitions.

The National Elections Committee 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 and participate in the Federal National Council elections, whether in the early voting phase or on the election due day, October 3, 2015, by visiting the Committee’s website www.uaenec .ae, or by calling the National Elections Committee call center 600500005, or by downloading the committee's smart application under the name "National Elections Committee", which is available on the Apple Store and Google Play.

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