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Candidates can file request for power of attorney & waiver by Sept 23, says MoI

Candidates can file request for power 
of attorney & waiver 
by Sept 23, says MoI

QNA
Doha
Shura Council candidates wishing to waive the nomination must submit the application in writing in the form prepared for this purpose and hand it over to the Elections Department at its headquarters in the Ain Khaled in preparation for its approval by the Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) issued a statement regarding waiver, power of attorney and electoral silence for the Shura Council election candidates, within the framework of completing the executive work for the elections scheduled for next October 2.
Regarding the power of attorney, the statement clarified that the candidates can authorise one of the voters in his constituency to enter the election hall and follow the progress of the electoral process. They can submit a request for power of attorney to the elections administration by filling up the form prepared for this purpose.
The ministry statement announced that the last date for submitting requests for power of attorney and waiver is Thursday, September 23.
The statement also indicated that Friday, October 1, 2021, is the day of electoral silence. No electoral campaigning in any forms will be permitted on the day of the silence.
A total of 284 candidates, including 28 women, for thirty electoral districts are expected to run for the Shura Council elections scheduled for October 2.
Candidates can start campaigns now in accordance with the legally established rules and regulations. The campaigns will end 24 hours before the start of the polling process.
The Ministry of Interior, in coordination with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, has allocated a number of gymnasiums and youth centres to hold seminars and present electoral programmes by the candidates.
A candidate also has the right to hold a seminar in a hotel at his personal expense after notifying the Supervisory Committee.