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Emirati voter heads to the Sharjah polling station in a vintage car


Both the electoral website and the electoral centers spread throughout the emirate witnessed a huge avalanche of citizens who did not want to miss the historic opportunity to give their opinion and elect their representatives.

Emirati Saleh Al Zarouni set off early Thursday morning, driving his big vintage 1970s car, which he has reserved for special occasions like this, to the Sharjah Chess Club voting center and casting his vote in person.

Al Zarouni said that the special occasion, which Sharjah experiences every four years, is one of the most important national celebrations that calls for the solidarity of all residents of the emirate to answer the call of duty and elect the candidate to represent them in the council. He was pleased to visit the voting center in an appearance befitting the joyous occasion, enjoying the exciting electoral experience up close.

The final day of voting in Sharjah saw an increase in traffic on the website dedicated to the polls. The same thing happened in the nine electoral centers throughout the emirate, starting at 8 in the morning, to exercise their electoral right and participate in decision-making, in a way that improves the parliamentary process in the emirate, according to the directives of Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah.

The city of Sharjah has been allocated nine seats for which 93 candidates are in the fray from a list of 192 candidates from various cities and regions of the Emirate of Sharjah.

Voters expressed their gratitude to the Ruler of Sharjah for the electoral experience of allowing the direct election of 25 council seats (half of the total strength of the chamber), which has contributed to strengthening the principle of “shura” (consultation ) and bring their voices to decision-makers. They also praised the seamless organizational arrangements and processes that have been put in place to ensure smooth and convenient voting, both in-person and online, in line with global best practices for accuracy and transparency.

Voting centers spread across the emirate witnessed a notable presence of senior officials and employees of various Sharjah government agencies and departments to vote for candidates listed in nine constituencies.

Fawzia Rashid Al-Qadi, Chairperson of the District Election Committee in Khorfakkan City and Head of the Municipality of Khorfakkan City, reaffirmed the committee’s interest in meeting the requirements of the electoral process with the highest standards of transparency and accuracy that reflect the development of the city and its future aspirations. She noted the eagerness of the people of Khorfakkan to fulfill their electoral duty, whether through electronic voting or physical voting at the Khorfakkan Exhibition Centre. The people of Khorfakkan elect three council members from among 23 candidates.

Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al-Naqbi, Chairman of the Kalba City Electoral District Committee and Head of the Kalba City Municipality, praised the response of the people of Kalba City to the electoral process and the notable participation in the voting. through the website. Many people interested in voting in person visited the neighborhood council of the city of Kalba. Kalba elects 3 Council members from 15 candidates to participate in decision-making.

Talib Abdullah Safar, Chairman of the Dibba Al-Hisn City Electoral District Committee and Director of the Dibba Al-Hisn City Municipality, said that the Dibba Al-Hisn City Council received many of the city’s residents for three days to elect two Council Members from 14 candidates, highlighting the maturity of the electoral culture in the city and the population’s awareness of the importance of the Consultative Council, which represents the voice of the people of the Emirate.


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