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Voting centre locations revealed for UAE's FNC election

List of polling stations approved for the main election day on October 5 includes 39 centres within the UAE

Voting centre locations revealed for UAE's FNC election
The National Election Commission on Tuesday revealed the locations of voting centres both inside and outside the UAE.

The National Election Commission (NEC) on Tuesday revealed the locations of voting centres both inside and outside the UAE for the upcoming Federal National Council elections.

The list of polling stations approved for the main election day on October 5 includes 39 centres within the country, state news agency WAM reported.

It said nine of these stations will open early while the NCE also announced the availability of 118 polling stations outside the UAE in its embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions.

Tareq Hilal Lootah, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs, member of the NEC and chairman of the Electoral Management Committee, said that the centres will be distributed accordingly to ensure that all registered voters can select their candidates.

"The deliberate distribution of polling stations is based on key factors, such as the geographical distribution of electoral commissions, and will meet standard requirements applicable to electoral centres, to provide the services, facilities and infrastructure required to ensure the success of the election," Lootah added.

According to the election timetable, voting outside the country will take place on September 22-23 from 10am to 6pm local time in the cities where polling stations are located.