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National panel to publicise FNC elections

ABU DHABI // The National Election Committee (NEC) has set up branches in all seven emirates to publicise the Federal National Council elections being held in October.

The offices will improve communication between the NEC and the public to increase voter turnout.

Each committee will comprise representatives of the Rulers’ Offices, police and members of civil society.

The Abu Dhabi office will be situated in the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry building on the Corniche.

Dubai’s office will be in the World Trade Centre, and Sharjah’s will be in the Consultative Council building.

There will also be offices in the Ajman Museum, the Executive Council offices of Umm Al Quwain, the Fujairah Chamber of Industry and Commerce building, and in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development building in Ras Al Khaimah.

“The Election Committee offices will be a point of contact for UAE nationals to learn about the electoral process in terms of legislative, administrative and operational aspects,” said Tariq Lootah, the undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs.

“In addition, they will contribute to raising awareness about Federal National Council elections, and the importance of participating in the electoral process through activities implemented in coordination with the relevant committees in the NEC.”

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(via The National)