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Voting in Sharjah Consultative Council elections will be online and in person

The Committee commended the Sharjah Ruler’s farsightedness in strengthening community participation and empowering citizens – both men and women – to participate in the decision-making process through the Sharjah Consultative Council.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mansour Mohammed bin Nassar, Head of the Legal Department of the Government of Sharjah and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Elections of the Sharjah Consultative Council and was attended by members of the committee, including Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-Chief of Sharjah Police; Asma Rashid Sultan bin Taliah, Secretary General of the Sharjah Executive Council; Ahmed Saeed Al Jarwan, Secretary General of the Sharjah Consultative Council; Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Broadcasting Authority; Sheikh Saud bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Director of the Sharjah Digital Office; and Issa Saif bin Hanzal, Director of the Legal Department of the Government of Sharjah.

On this occasion, the Supreme Committee discussed a number of issues, including the formation of the main committees as stipulated in the Emir’s decree reorganizing the SCC elections, including the Electoral Management Committee, the Electoral District Committees, the of Media, the Security Committee and the Intelligent Systems Committee.

The panel also deliberated on the development of executive plans for the electoral process, forming the necessary work teams in coordination with the different government agencies and departments, and discussing all the logistical, technical, and human and financial resource needs that will be needed in the elections. next days. weeks ahead.

The Committee approved the schedule for the 2023 SCC elections, which will open on Monday, October 23 with the beginning of the registration of members of the electoral bodies in the electoral districts. The electoral process concludes with the announcement of the final list of winners on Friday, December 15.

The Supreme Committee also decided to approve voter registration in various constituencies electronically using the UAE Pass application.

The Supreme Committee announced that the voting system in the 2023 SCC elections will be hybrid, both online and offline. Citizens will have the option to cast their vote online or electronically, using the latest secure electronic systems, guaranteeing convenience, transparency and impartiality.

At the same time, citizens will also have the opportunity to vote in person conventionally at voting centers that will be available in the various cities and regions of the emirate of Sharjah.

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