Muscat: Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, Minister of Interior on Sunday issued a ministerial decision stating that Sunday, October 27, 2019 will be the voting date for the Majlis A’Shura 9th Term elections in all polling stations across the Sultanate.
Electronic voting will be used in these elections in all polling stations, within the framework of the Interior Ministry’s keenness to develop the electoral process.
The remote voting application for voters outside the Sultanate will also be launched on smartphones that operate on the mobile SIM card of the telecommunications companies operating in the Sultanate, which are supported by Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
At a later stage, the Interior Ministry will clarify aspects and procedures of voting both inside and outside the Sultanate. –ONA
The ministry announced that the total number of voters in the preliminary lists stood at 713,335, including 375,801 male voters and 337,534 female voters. They will elect 86 members to the Majlis.
The Ministry of Interior, as explained in Article 28 of the Majlis Ash’shura Elections Law, shall prepare the preliminary lists of voters in each wilayat according to the data of the electoral register, taking into account the updated data from the civil register and deleting the names of the dead from the lists.
According to Article 29 of the electoral law, the preliminary voters list is sent to the election commission for putting up in a prominent place in the Office of the Governor, and as explained under Article 31 of the election law that each party may file an objection to the names contained in the preliminary lists of voters to the election commission during the 5 days from the date of the announcement of these lists, stating the reasons for the objection, accompanied by supporting documents.
The Supreme Committee for Elections shall issue its decision to appeal within 15 days from the day following the expiry of the period stipulated in the preceding paragraph, and its decision in this regard shall be final and not subject to judicial appeal.
Article 33 indicated that the ministry shall amend the preliminary lists of voters, and submit them to the main election commission for review and adoption as final lists of voters who are entitled to vote.