Omanis in GCC states vote today

MUSCAT: Omani nationals residing in the GGC states will today cast their ballots at the Omani embassies in the GCC capitals and the Commercial Office of Sultanate of Oman in Dubai to elect their representatives for the municipal councils. The citizens in Musandam and Dhofar governorates and members of the election committees will also cast their ballots today at the unified election centre in Al Oula School and Thuraya Al Busaidiyah School in the Wilayat of Baushar. Voting starts at 8 am and continues till 6 pm. The Ministry of Interior will use electronic voting system at all the election centres. As many as 731 candidates (708 male and 23 female) are competing for 202 seats in the municipal councils. The elections will be held in 107 polling stations, 18 for male voters and 18 for women, and 71 polling stations for both male and female voters. — ONA