Muscat: Voting in the Sultanate’s embassies in other GCC countries and the Commercial Office of the Sultanate in Dubai, will be held on Sunday, October 18, in addition to the working committees who will vote at the election centre in Muscat, Salim bin Humaid Al Hajri, Chairman of Preparation Committee for Majlis Al Shura 8th Term Elections, has said.
Voters from the governorates of Dhofar and Musandam present in the Governorate of Muscat will vote at the same centre, he added.
107 polling stations
In a statement to the Oman News Agency on Wednesday, he said there are 107 polling stations in the Sultanate. These polling centres, where voters will cast their ballots in various wilayats of the Sultanate, are distributed in proportion to the population density in each wilayat. The polling centers have been chosen to ensure that the locations are easily reachable. Noting the need to ensure the readiness of the ID card to vote in case of a defect in the electronic chip of the personal card, the statement asserted that the mobile e-units to install the electronic system in the identity card will be present on voting day at the polling stations.
About the technologies used in the 8th term elections, Al Hajri explained that e-voting will be applied on October 18th for outside-the-Sultanate voting and the voting of the working committees, as well as in the election centre, as the ministry is seeking to mainstream e-voting in the next election periods, in addition to using automated sorting system for voting forms, which has proven effective in getting accurate and credible results.