Today, tens of thousands of citizens are electing to 39 polling stations across the country to vote in the final round of the FNC 2019 elections, after five days of early voting and out-of-country voting.
By the end of the voting process today, the time set by the National Elections Commission to vote voters, to 52 voting hours distributed over six days, needed by voters to choose 20 MPs from among 478 candidates from different emirates of the country.
In turn, the National Elections Commission, in cooperation with state agencies, has finished all preparations to receive voters, especially as it expected unprecedented turnout to the electoral committees, stressing the prohibition of the promotion of any of the candidates, whether through platforms and media or through social networking sites and pages from within the centers Electoral or non-electoral.
In detail, the final voting phase of the FNC elections is being launched today in 39 electoral centers covering all parts of the country, amid expectations of tens of thousands of citizens on the lists of electoral bodies who have not been elected in both the overseas and early voting stages. The National Elections Commission considered it a proof of citizens' response to the political empowerment program launched by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and an indication of an unprecedented turnout on the President's day. Tkhabat.
Today, the polling process for the FNC elections is entering its sixth and final day, after the National Election Commission allocated two days to vote for citizens abroad, at 118 embassies, missions and diplomatic offices around the world, and three days for early voting in nine polling stations across the UAE. Two 40-hour voting phases, which saw a high turnout of eligible citizens.
The main voting day is 12 hours. The voting process starts at 8 am and ends at 8 pm, followed by the electronic counting process, then the results are announced. This brings the total number of voting hours in the six election days to 52 hours. .
478 candidates are competing for 20 electoral seats, including 125 in Abu Dhabi, 86 in Dubai, 109 in Sharjah, 26 in Ajman, 53 in Fujairah, 19 in Umm Al Quwain and 60 in Ras Al Khaimah.
An official source in the National Elections Commission, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that the committee has established arrangements and procedures that are very different from the days of early voting, including the large expansion in the number of polling stations, which will facilitate the voters in the voting process, as well as the many hours of voting extending to 12 hours instead of eight hours in early voting, choosing a day off to serve as a democratic celebration that does not affect the functioning of the state, as well as coordination on direct and unified media coverage, which continues throughout the day in various television channels and radio stations Official each emirate.
The source told the UAE Today that the high turnout witnessed by the citizens' elections abroad and the early voting stage will be a great incentive for the influx of tens of thousands of citizens who have the right to vote today, praising what he called the great positive interaction by citizens, and the keenness on the success of the empowerment program. Launched by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, since 2005.
The source pointed out that the process of early voting was available to all citizens who have the right to vote, and not only to those who have excuses, which the Commission sought to facilitate and simplify the electoral procedures, to ensure the largest number of voters to vote without complaints, errors or fears of congestion, which is What has already happened is that early voting has been well received by various groups.
He added that the National Elections Commission has finished its preparations for the main voting day, at various levels, in cooperation with all concerned authorities in the country, especially that this day is the final opportunity to join citizens in the electoral wedding, where 39 electoral centers covering all parts of the country were expected, expecting a large presence of Most state officials, and live media coverage locally and internationally, bring the scene in a way that is appropriate for the state and its citizens.
The NEC has allocated 39 polling stations and polling stations to vote tomorrow at the state level, including 14 centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including «Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Al Wathba Council, Mubarak Bin Mohammed School, Yas Mall, Zayed University in Shakhbout City».
In Al Ain, Al Ain Convention Center - Al Khabaisi, Al Wagan Wedding Halls, Al Dhaher, Al Hayer, Sheikha Bint Sorour School in Al Yahar, while Al Dhafra, Madinat Zayed, Ghayathi, Al Sila, Dalma Island Council.
There are six electoral centers in Dubai, including the Dubai World Trade Center, Culture and Science Symposium in Al Mamzar, Sports Hall at the UAE Football Association in Dubai, Sunset Mall, Emirates Identity Building in Al Barsha and Hatta Wedding Hall.
In the emirate of Sharjah, there are seven polling stations: Sharjah Chess and Culture Club, Majidir Suburbs and Khalidiya Suburbs, Maliha Cultural Club, Expo Center in Khorfakkan, Sharjah University in Kalba and Al Dhaid.
It also allocated two electoral centers in the Emirate of Ajman, «Ajman University Building, and Sanad Center in the Masfout region», and in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain, «Union Hall, and technical secondary in Falaj Al Mualla», while there are five centers in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, including « Expo Center, Federal Identity and Citizenship Center Behind RAK Police Department, Federal Identity and Citizenship Center in Al Rams Area, Technical Colleges (female students), Al Ghail Youth Center, while Fujairah Emirate has three electoral centers in 'Exhibition Land, Ministry of Culture Center' Knowledge Development in Masafi, Dibba Exhibition Center, Dibba Al Fuj Lit.
Lack of contention
The National Elections Commission (NEC) called on citizens who are members of electoral bodies to be careful not to gather, crowd, and crowd in front of polling stations after casting their votes, taking into account other voters, especially those who accompany their mothers, wives or family members.
She also stressed the need for all candidates to commit not to move too much inside the polling stations, and to sit in the area allocated to them within each polling station to closely follow the electoral process.
Advertising is prohibited
The National Elections Commission (NEC) stressed the need to avoid the promotion of any candidate, whether through platforms and media or through social networking sites and pages, from inside or outside the electoral centers.
She stressed that the practice of any promotional advertising for any of the candidates by influencers of social media platforms or media in all its forms after the end of the election campaign period, noon yesterday, is a violation of the executive instructions for the elections of the Federal National Council 2019, which was published through all media and through the website For the Federal National Council elections.
Voting with an ID card even if finished
The National Election Commission has confirmed that members of electoral bodies can vote for their candidates through the Emirates Identity Card issued by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, which is the approved document that entitles the holder of the members of the electoral bodies to exercise his right to vote and participate in the voting process.
The committee explained that the voters can vote using the ID card even if it is expired, where the electronic device will be able to read it, and the voter can vote if his identity is under renewal or missing and has an official document proving this, noting that these procedures come within the Committee's concern to ensure To exercise the electoral right of all members of electoral bodies. Abu Dhabi - WAM
Dubai TV keeps pace with the electoral process
Dubai TV has announced its multi-channel coverage and coverage of the Federal National Council elections 2019, in order to strengthen its leading role as a targeted media, through its television channels `` Dubai, Sama Dubai, Noor Dubai '', in addition to its radio channels «Noor Dubai, Radio Dubai».
Ahmed Saeed Al Mansouri, Executive Director of the Radio and Television Sector at Dubai Media Incorporated, said that Dubai TV, in line with its national duty, will attend the fourth electoral wedding through the network of broadcasters and correspondents in all emirates of the UAE and polling stations to inform the public directly on the electoral atmosphere. As well as conducting many exclusive interviews from the electoral headquarters in all regions of the country, after the progress of the electoral process and the preparations of the National Election Commission, as well as multiple electoral programs to identify the programs of candidates to the National Assembly for , While the host has a number of candidates in the context of providing the appropriate media platform to talk about these elections.
Ali Obaid Al Hamli, Director of Dubai Media and Television News Center, confirmed that Dubai TV, with its multiple channels, will broadcast jointly and unified from the News Center and with state channels and radio stations, starting at 7:30 am UAE time, with Abu Dhabi Channel.
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