The National Elections Committee approves the timetable for the 2015 Federal National Council elections

06 June 2015

Within its efforts to provide the highest standards of efficiency in managing the electoral process

Dr. Anwar Gargash: Establishing a time frame for the elections that provides accuracy and transparency in the conduct of the electoral process, which receives great attention from the wise leadership of the UAE

Opening the way for voting in embassies outside the country on September 20 and 21

Three days for early voting in the 2015 elections, from September 28 to September 30, followed by the electoral silence period.

  As part of its efforts to provide the highest standards of efficiency, accuracy and transparency in managing the electoral process, the National Elections Committee approved, at its eleventh meeting held in Abu Dhabi on the fourth of June, the details of the timetable for the 2015 Federal National Council elections.

The timetable highlights the chronological sequence of the activities of the electoral process, in terms of announcing the opening of nominations, which begins on August 13, 2015, followed by the registration of candidates on August 16, which lasts for 5 days, after which the preliminary lists of candidates are announced on August 23, and in the period from the 24th to the On August 26, applications for objections to the candidates will be submitted. On August 27, the committee will respond to the objections to the candidates. On August 31, the final list of candidates will be announced. As for the campaign period, it will last for 25 days, from September 6 to September 30, 2015.

September 14th will be the last date for the withdrawal of the candidates, as well as the last date for submitting the names of their representatives. The timetable also specifies the date for announcing the results of the preliminary sorting, on October 3, the same day on which the 2015 elections will take place. In the absence of supplementary elections, the final list of winners will be approved.

The schedule included the date of by-elections, if any, and the announcement of their results. The current election schedule also provides members of electoral bodies who are outside the country with the opportunity to vote in embassies abroad, which extends over 20 and 21 September 2015. The schedule also provides an opportunity for early voting for a period of three days and extends From 28 to 30 September 2015, to be followed by the electoral silence period.

His Excellency Dr. Anwar Muhammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, Chairman of the National Elections Committee, stressed the keenness of the National Elections Committee to work tirelessly to employ all means and capabilities that contribute to achieving success for the 2015 National Council elections by following the best standards and practices, considering Opening the way for voting in embassies outside the country and adopting early voting in the current session is part of the determined efforts to allow members of the electoral colleges to exercise their electoral right, whatever their circumstances.

His Excellency indicated that setting a timetable for the electoral process enables the committee to manage the electoral process with high efficiency, and it also constitutes a clear vision for the committee to move forward in the electoral process according to a specific time frame for each of its stages, and at the same time ensures that the highest standards of accuracy and transparency are achieved in the course of the process. Elections that receive great attention from the wise leadership of the UAE.

His Excellency stressed the great efforts made to raise awareness of the electoral process, noting that the early announcement of the timetable aims to enhance awareness and educate all members of society about the electoral process and its stages, which in turn leads to effective participation in the electoral process and the success of the third experience of the Federal National Council elections to be added to The successes achieved in the two previous experiments, 2006 and 2011.

During its meeting, in addition to the timetable, the committee reviewed a number of general issues and a number of major technical issues and its role in making the electoral process a success, by providing all means and capabilities.

The National Elections Committee publishes the timetable for the 2015 Federal National Council elections on its website: You can also inquire about any information related to the timetable through the National Elections Committee's call center via the number (600500005) from nine in the morning until five in the evening.

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