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UAE prepares registration centres for FNC candidates

UAE nationals will be able to register between August 18 and 22

UAE prepares registration centres for FNC candidates
To be eligible for the FNC elections, candidates must be UAE nationals and permanent residents of the emirate they hope to represent, as well as be born or before October 4, 1994.

The UAE’s National Election Committee (NEC) is gearing up for the upcoming Federal National Council’s fourth election cycle in October, the NEC has announced.

As part of its preparations, the NEC has set up registration centres across the country where would-be candidates can complete the registration procedures between August 18 and 22.

To be eligible for the FNC elections, candidates must be UAE nationals and permanent residents of the emirate they hope to represent, as well as be born or before October 4, 1994.

Additionally, candidates should not have been convicted of any legal offences related to their behaviour unless they have gone through legal ‘rehabilitation’ in accordance with UAE law.

To register, candidates must submit their documents – including identity card, family book and good conduct certificate – in person or through an agent, in addition to an AED 1,000 registration fee.

Candidates who hold local or federal office or are serving in the UAE or allied armed forces are required to provide a certificate stating that they have been granted leave from September 3 until the elections on October 5. Members of the judiciary are requested to submit their resignation.

UAE nationals can verify that their names have been registered on the NEC’s website, through the NEC app available on the App Store or Google Play or through the Committee’s call centre.