Kuwaiti Voters Requested To Bring Their Original Citizenship Cards On Polling Day
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Kuwaiti voters, who will flock to polling stations next Saturday for the 2016 parliamentary elections, are requested to bring their original citizenship cards to be stamped by the judge according to the law in this regard. Every Kuwaiti who has lost his or her citizenship card can obtain a temporary one for a single day use on the polling day.

The Interior Ministry has completed all its administrative and security preparations ahead of the upcoming elections slated for Nov 26. Security officers of the polling stations are expected to transfer the ballot boxes to the electoral committee headquarters and hand them to the heads of committees. Meanwhile, a day ahead of the National Assembly (Parliament) elections, for the 15th Legislative Term, due on Saturday, November 26, election silence takes effect in Kuwait as of Friday.

The law provides that the media, even electronic media, is not allowed to practice any activities regarding the candidates’ electoral campaigns. Nominees themselves will have to bring their campaigning to a complete halt. Pre-election silence aims to give voters a chance to carefully consider their choice for the election day.

The media can only offer messages to educate the voters on elections, or urge them to positively take part in the vote. According to the Ministry of Information’s relevant decree, broadcasting, re-broadcasting or publishing any interviews, programs or reports with candidates for the National Assembly elections or the Municipal Council, is prohibited on the polling day, and the day before it. The National Assembly was dissolved by an Amiri Decree on Oct 16.



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