Next Tuesday, in nine polling stations across the UAE, will begin the stage of `` early voting '' in the elections of the Federal National Council 2019, which allows all citizens «members of electoral bodies» within the country, wishing to vote early, voting for three days, From 10 am to 6 pm, the duration of the early voting process is eight full hours per day.
The Committee called on all citizens who have the right to vote, to participate in the early voting stage, considering this stage a new bet on the awareness and positive citizens, to be contributing to the access of qualified members of the Council, and to contribute to activate the role of the Council in the service of the citizen and the advancement of all sectors of society.
The Committee stressed the need to take each voter to the origin of the identity card, issued by the Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality, as the identity of the member of the Electoral College will be verified before casting his vote, stressing that there are no exceptions or alternatives to the origin of the identity card, in the voting process.
She said that she has adopted the application of the service of issuing a barcode card, especially for voting in the electoral centers within the state, to enable voters to cast their votes, pointing out that this service can be used in three cases, the first if it is found to the official of the Electoral Commission that the electronic chip of the identity card, issued by the Commission The Federal Identity and Citizenship Authority does not work in the electronic voting system, the second if the identity card is expired (provided the voter has submitted the application for renewal of identity), while the third case if the identity card is missing (provided that the voter shows the loss of the center Plan), stressing that this service comes as part of a range of new facilities provided by the Commission for members of electoral bodies to ensure wider participation in the electoral process.
The committee said: “We have taken a number of new extraordinary measures to motivate citizens to participate positively in the voting process, starting with the exception of citizens who are outside the country from the requirement of possessing the original identity card when voting abroad. Election management will take all necessary measures to prevent a repeat of the voting of the voters more than once, during the electoral cycle.
The committee has designated nine polling stations for early voting, including: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Al Ain Convention Center, Al Khabaisi Area in Al Ain City, Madinat Zayed Wedding Hall in Al Dhafra, Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai City, and Sharjah Chess Club in Sharjah City. .
According to the committee, the early voting center for the Emirate of Ajman will be located in the Ajman University building, while in Ras Al Khaimah it will be the accredited center in the Expo Center.The Union Hall will be the accredited electoral center for early voting in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain.In Fujairah city, the early voting center will be the Fujairah Exhibition Center.
“Early voting will take place during the next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, in the specified polling stations, and the votes cast during the early voting days will be kept in accordance with the coding systems of electronic voting systems, so the counting committee will count these votes on the main election day,” she said. According to the electronic sorting system ».
In accordance with the executive instructions issued by the National Elections Commission, the voter will cast his / her vote in the early voting stage through the electronic voting machines approved in the polling stations according to the steps specified therein. In the place designated for that purpose inside the voting hall, and then put it in the ballot box in front of the president of each polling station committee or one of its members.
The executive directives called for a voter who cannot read or write, or who was blind, or a person of determination who cannot vote for himself, to inform the president of the commission or the electoral center or his representative, in an oral and secret manner, to vote for him instead. System of voting.
Powers and powers
The executive instructions provided the President of the Election Commission with powers and powers, including the termination of the election process, the closure of the Election Center, the drafting of a report containing the date of the end of the election process, the number of voters who cast their votes, and the closure of the Election Center. The minutes of the end of the election process and the closure of the polling station shall be handed over to the Election Commission, after being signed by the Chairman and members of the polling center committee, together with all the records, documents and papers used in the electoral process.
Issuing a special barcode to enable voters to cast their ballots.