NEC announces timetable for FNC Elections 2015
(Abu Dhabi) – As part of efforts to ensure the highest standards of efficiency, accuracy and transparency in the Federal National Council Elections 2015, the National Election Committee (NEC) has announced a timetable for the election process during its 11th meeting held in Abu Dhabi.
According to the timetable, the NEC will announce opening of nominations to the elections on August 13, followed by registration of the candidates, which will last for five days starting August 16. The preliminary list of candidates will be announced on August 23. Three days – August 24 to 26 – have been set aside for submission of objections on candidate nominations. NEC will respond to the objections on August 27.
The final list of candidates will be announced on August 31, following which the election campaign will be carried out for 25 days from September 6 to 30. The last date for withdrawal of candidates is September 14, which is also the deadline for candidates to submit the names of their agents.
The preliminary results will be announced on October 3, the same day that the elections are held. Appeals on the results can be made for three days from October 4 to 6, and the Commission will respond to the appeals over two days – on October 7 and 8. The NEC will approve the final list of winners on October 11, if no supplementary elections are required.