Early Voting in Federal National Council Elections Starts on October 1

30 September 2019

Nine polling stations designated across UAE

The National Election Committee (NEC) today announced that early voting in the 2019 Federal National Council (FNC) elections will commence on October 1 and continue for three days until October 3 from 9am until 6pm. Members of the electoral college will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred candidates at nine polling stations across the UAE.

On day one, central database verification of select members of the electoral college will take place at the main polling station in Abu Dhabi in the presence of the candidates and their representatives to ensure the transparency of the voting system. Early voting at the nine polling stations will strictly conform to the pre-determined timing.

Confirming the readiness of the polling stations for early voting, His Excellency Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, Minister of State for FNC Affairs, and Chairman of NEC, said: “In order to facilitate the members of the electoral college to exercise their right to vote and ensure widest possible participation in early voting, NEC has allocated nine polling stations that are distributed across the length and breadth of the country.”

NEC indicated that early voting will proceed through an electronic voting system. Voters will be required to carry their Emirates ID as the only identification document approved by the Committee. Members of the electoral college can vote at any of the polling stations, even if they reside in other emirates. 

The nine polling stations open for early voting will be located at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Ain Convention Centre, Madinat Zayed Wedding Hall, Al Dhafra, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sharjah Cultural & Chess Club, Ajman University, Ras Al Khaimah Exhibition Center, Etihad Hall in Umm Al Quwain, and Fujairah Exhibition Centre.

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