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‘Remarkable response’ to voter registration for Sharjah Consultative Council elections


The call for registration received a significant response from the emirate’s citizens: the electronic registration rate reached 95 percent, while in-person registration stood at around five percent.

In view of citizens’ preference for the online registration option, the Supreme Committee for Elections of the Sharjah Consultative Council has decided to change the auto-response on electronic registration channels to the Arabic language.

The registration mechanism for SCC elections, whether in-person or electronic, requires that the voter be a citizen of the emirate and be at least 21 years old, that is, born on or before December 5, 2002.

Voter registration must be carried out according to their family registration number. The city number is linked to the administrative region to which the voter belongs within the nine electoral districts or zones: Sharjah City, Al Dhaid, Khorfakkan, Kalba, Dibba Al Hisn, Al Madam, Al Bataeh, Maliha and Al Hamriyah .

Hybrid options

Hybrid electronic and in-person registration options helped make it easier for citizens to register and expedited their response to the authorities’ call to register for the third round of the SCC elections and move to the next stage of the process electoral. Registration in the relevant constituencies is the main condition for running and voting to elect half of the members of the Council to represent the citizens of the emirate of Sharjah and participate in the decision-making process of the emirate.

Response to the call of the ruler of Sharjah

Obaid Saeed Al Tunaiji, Director General of Sharjah City Municipality and Chairman of the Sharjah City Electoral District Committee, praised the energetic and enthusiastic response of the citizens of the emirate to the historic call of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. , member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, to participate in the SCC elections.

Al Tunaiji noted that the voter registration process in all electoral areas of the emirate has so far been remarkably smooth and accurate. He highlighted that Sharjah City Municipality spares no effort to provide all necessary facilities, infrastructure and personnel to ensure that the crucial stage of voter registration goes smoothly, allowing citizens to participate in the electoral process.

The Director General reaffirmed the interest of the Sharjah City Electoral District Committee to provide all facilities to citizens who wish to register at the Committee’s headquarters in Sharjah.

Al Tunaiji called on citizens to register at the Committee’s headquarters or through electronic channels to exercise their vote and participate in the decision-making process of the ‘smiling emirate’.

Ease of procedures

Mubarak Al Shamsi, chairman of the Electoral District Committee in the Hamriyah region, praised the ease and simplicity of voter registration from the first day of the electoral process, reflecting the tireless efforts and dedication of the emirate’s authorities. He praised the introduction of the hybrid voter registration system, which helps save time and effort as it only takes a minute to complete the process.

Al Shamsi also praised the great interest and participation of citizens in registering from day one through the various registration methods available. This reflects a positive community response and strong interest in the electoral process across the emirate of Sharjah.

Al Shamsi urged citizens to make use of the facilities made available to them and quickly register to vote. He assured all possible assistance from Hamriyah Municipality and its staff to citizens in case of any obstacles during the registration process.


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