HIGHER COMMITTEE FOR SCC POLLS REVIEWS PROGRESS; FINAL LIST OF CANDIDATES TO BE UNVEILED ON OCT 31
The Higher Committee for Sharjah Consultative Council Elections has thanked His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, for his continuous support in promoting the principle of Shura in the Emirate, which reflects itself in the dramatic increase in the number of registered voters in the nine electoral zones for the upcoming elections.
This came during a meeting of the Higher Committee, held at the Ruler's Office under the leadership of HE Dr Mansour Bin Nassar, Chairman of the Higher Committee for the SCC Elections.
The meeting was attended by members of the Committee including HE Justice Dr Mohammed Obaid Al Kaabi, HE Salem Mohammed Al Naqbi, HE Sultan Ali Bin Butti Al Muhairi, HE Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Col Omar Sultan Abu Al Zoud, HE Ahmed Saeed Al Jarwan, Yousef Hassan Al Ali, Rapporteur of the Committee and Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al Ali, Member of the Electoral Management Committee.
The Higher Committee reviewed the latest developments in the electoral process and the statistics of the lists of electoral bodies for the 2019 Council elections.
Dr Mansour bin Nassar stressed the importance of the coming stages of the elections that complement the remarkable success achieved by the Emirate in its historic electoral process. The Emirate has played a leading role in the parliamentary awareness, calling on the citizens of Sharjah to meet the requirements of all stages of the electoral process and exercise their roles as directed by HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Bin Nassar called on qualified and experienced candidates to take on their responsibility and represent the Emirate as the next phase of registration process will run from October 20 to 22, followed by the announcement of the preliminary list of candidates on October 27.
According to the timetable of the Sharjah Consultative Council elections, the Higher Committee will respond to the objections, if any, on October 30 and will announce the final list of candidates on October 31. The campaigning period for candidates will be for 14 days, from November 1 to November 14.
The second direct elections for the Sharjah Consultative Council will be held from November 20 to 23 and the preliminary results of the counting will be announced on November 24, 2019.
The period of appeal will be from November 25 to 26. The final list of winners will be adopted on November 28.
December 8 has been set for by-elections, December 9 for announcement of the preliminary results and December 11 for the Commission to respond to appeals against results and the adoption of the final list of winners.