x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Polling booths to remain open for an extra hour

Technical problems in some emirates have led to a decision to extend voting until 8pm.

Emiratis rush to cast their votes at the Al Ain Exhibition Centre as technical problems shut down voting for two hours.
Emiratis rush to cast their votes at the Al Ain Exhibition Centre as technical problems shut down voting for two hours.

Polling stations across the country will stay open until 8pm today, the head of the election committee announced.

Following technical problems in some of the voting booths in Al Ain and the Western Region, Dr Anwar Gargash, the head of the National Election Committee, announced that polls will stay open for an extra hour.

The extension would also ensure the largest number of participants, he said.

Dr Gargash said that so far the election procedures were going as planned. Large numbers of voters have already been recorded in all polling stations.

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