ABU DHABI // Registration centres for the Federal National Council elections in October are ready and waiting for candidates to arrive this month.
The registration process will begin on August 16 and run until August 20.
Candidates must be at least 25 years old on election day on October 3, literate and a citizen of the emirate they live in, and have a certificate of good conduct.
Nearly 225,000 Emiratis are eligible to vote or stand as candidates, compared with 135,308 at the last election in 2011. More than two thirds are under 40, and nearly half are women.