Registration for Qatar’s first Shura Council elections commences

Registration for Qatar’s first Shura Council elections commences

By QLNews

The voter registration process to elect the Shura Council in its first session, in all electoral districts, will run from today until Thursday.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that in line with the provisions of Law No. (6) of 2021, promulgating the Shura Council's Electoral System law and Decree No. 37 of 2021defining electoral districts and their respective regions, the registration for voters in all electoral districts will open from Sunday, 01/08/2021, and will continue until Thursday, 05/08/2021, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The Ministry urged citizens to register as voters if they meet the specified conditions:

The voter’s original nationality must be Qatari, and anyone who acquired Qatari nationality is excluded from the condition of original nationality, provided that his grandfather is Qatari and born in the State of Qatar, and that he is full eligible, not less than 18 years on 22/08/2021, and not have been convicted of a final verdict in a crime involving moral turpitude or dishonesty, unless he has been rehabilitated.

The registration application procedures must be initiated by the citizen himself via the Metrash2 application, or through text message, or by personally attending any of the electoral headquarters. The voter should follow the requirements of the ministry to provide the necessary data for registration, including the personal card number and the mobile number.

MoI stated that it will announce the preliminary lists of voters on Sunday, August 8, 2021.

Yesterday, His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani issued a decision to form a voters' committee for Shura Council elections.

Article 6 of the Shura Council's Electoral System law, promulgated by Law No. 6 of 2021, stipulated the decision, as well as the system and regulations for its functioning.

The decision dictates that the committee will be made up of five officials from the Ministry of the Interior, including the chairman and his deputy, and four civil society representatives chosen by the minister.

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