The voter registration process for the Shura Council elections in its first session, which lasted five days, ended Thursday evening in all polling stations, and through text messages, and Metrash2 application. A source in the Supervisory Committee concerned with the Shura Council elections told QNA that the voter registration process ended on Thursday, and that the Voters Committee will begin preparing the preliminary lists of voters and announcing them at the electoral district headquarters next Sunday, followed by the stage of receiving objections and grievances during the period from August 8-12, followed by the announcement of the final lists of voters in the electoral headquarters on August 22.
He explained that the citizen who applied for registration and did not find his or her name in the voters list has the right to file a grievance, just as the voter has the right to object to the registration of another voter, and to provide justifications for this objection. He pointed out that the relevant committee will consider and decide on all grievances and objections, and then announce the final lists of voters on August 22.
The source confirmed that the process of registering voters took place easily and smoothly, whether through the Metrash2 application, text message or at electoral headquarters.
He said the Ministry of Interior provided all the necessary needs to receive voters during the registration process in electoral headquarters, and that the ministry's advanced technological infrastructure gave citizens the opportunity to register through their smartphones without the need to come to these headquarters.
In his statement to QNA, he praised the citizens' turnout for registration processes, and said it reflected the level of awareness that the Qatari voter enjoys, and his or her keenness to participate in the electoral process in a way that enhances the process of development and modernisation in our beloved country.
Receiving applications from those wishing to run for the Shura Council elections will begin on August 22, and will last five days, through a central committee. (QNA)