National Election Committee releases electoral college lists for FNC elections 2023

Electoral college lists for the FNC elections in 2023 are released by the National Election Committee


An increase of 18.1% over the 2019 lists, which included 337,738 Emirati voters, the National Election Committee (NEC) today announced the lists of the electoral college members from all emirates for the Federal National Council (FNC) elections in 2023. These lists include 398,879 members. The representation of Emirati women in the electoral college for 2023 has increased by 51 per cent, compared to 49 per cent for men, the NEC said, adding that the electoral college lists have a significant representation of electors in the 21-40 age category (55 per cent), reflecting the crucial role of youth in the UAE’s progress. Those in the 21-30 age category and 31-40 age category account for 29.89 per cent and 25.11 per cent respectively of all electoral college members. “This allows a large number of young Emiratis across the UAE to participate in the elections and choose their representatives in FNC,” the NEC added.
In terms of geographical distribution, 126,779 members originate from Abu Dhabi, 73,181 members from Dubai, 72,946 members from Sharjah, 12,600 members from Ajman, 7,577 members from Umm Al Qaiwain, 62,197 members from Ras Al Khaimah and 43,559 members are from Fujairah.
Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs and Chairman of NEC affirmed that the unlimited support extended by President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and the Rulers of the Emirates, constitutes the key cornerstone for developing the parliamentary experiment in the UAE.
”The announcement of the electoral colleges marks a new, important milestone in organising the electoral process as per the best standards in line with the UAE people’s aspirations and preserving the gains through which the UAE offered an exemplary parliamentary model based on consultation and effective participation in the decision-making process,” he added.
NEC has requested members of the electoral college to validate their names on the 2023 list using their Emirates ID numbers through a variety of channels, including its website and smart applications on the App Store and Google Play. The electors can also contact the elections call centre on 600500005, and track their names or talk directly to the centre’s representative. They can also visit the electoral committee office in their respective emirate for any clarifications. All citizens on the electoral college list have the right to take part in the electoral process, whether as candidates or voters, in accordance with the Executive Regulations. The NEC determined that each voter has a single, personal right to vote and is not permitted to grant anyone else the authority to do so.