Most candidates are in the fifth constituency
Officials informed that extensive preparations have been made for the polls. 123 schools from six governorates of the country have been converted into polling stations. A public holiday has been declared in the country today to observe the polls. There are 305 candidates including 22 women. 5th constituency has the highest number of candidates – 82 people. There are more than two and a half lakh voters here. There are 80 candidates in the fourth constituency (more than two lakh voters), 47 candidates in the third constituency (1.38 lakh voters), 48 candidates in the first constituency (one lakh voters) and 48 candidates in the second constituency (90,478 voters). Many former MPs are contesting, including about forty who were former members of parliament.
Those who have completed 21 years of age can vote
As of today, Kuwaiti citizens who have completed 21 years of age have the right to vote. It is the practice in Kuwait that after they turn 21, their names are voluntarily included in the voter list. The original of the citizenship certificate should be shown at the polling booth as an identification card. It will provide a temporary identity card to those who have lost it. For this, the General Administration of Nationality and Travel Documents section under the Ministry of Home Affairs should be approached. Officials also informed that if a copy of any identity card is given from here, a temporary identity card will be obtained.
The country is all set for the elections
Officials informed that voters have been provided with the facility to cast their votes in a free and impartial manner. Strict monitoring has been put in place to ensure that there is no wrongdoing like influencing voters and buying votes. Apart from Home Ministry officials, Civil Defense troops and Red Crescent volunteers will be on duty. Kuwait News Agency informed that all voters should remember the call of Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jabir Al Sabah when they reach the polling booth that honest and capable candidates who are ready to see the country and its people above all else should be elected to the parliament. The government and the people of the country are hoping that the new elections will put an end to the political uncertainty in the country.