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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Young people taught about e-voting in bid to increase political participation

E-voting was used in FNC elections in 2006, 2011 and 2015

Youth have been practicing political participation with “e-Voting corner” at Dubai’s Youth Hub. The platform was set up at the youth centre in collaboration with the Ministry of State for Federal National Council (FNC) Affairs and is a space for youth to learn about e-voting and national elections, preparing them for voting or volunteering in future elections. The “e-Voting corner” will be open from 8am until 10am until Thursday, February 8.

E-voting was used in FNC elections in 2006, 2011 and 2015.

"The calculated use of modern technologies has contributed to the success of the past three elections, where the UAE’s youth proved particularly active,” said Tariq Lootah, the undersecretary of the Ministry of State for FNC Affairs in a statement. "Young Emiratis are the most important segment of society. They have a great responsibility to achieve the aspirations of the UAE leadership to advance all sectors and ensure a bright future for coming generations."

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