Shura Council Building
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced the details of the process of submitting grievances and objections on the preliminary lists of candidates for the Shura Council elections which will be announced later on Monday at the headquarters of the Candidates Committee located in the Hall of Events at Qatar University and at the electoral districts.
The Ministry said in a statement that objection and grievance requests on the preliminary lists of candidates to be submitted to the Candidates Committee at its headquarters located in the Hall of Events at Qatar University and at the electoral districts for a period of three days, starting from Tuesday until Thursday, Sep. 2, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Regarding objection and grievance procedures, the statement said that the candidate has the right to submit a grievance if his candidacy application is rejected, and every voter or candidate in their electoral district has the right to object to the inclusion of a candidate in the list of candidates in the same district, due to the lack of any of the conditions for membership in it.
The grievance and objection can be submitted in writing on the form prepared for this purpose indicating the reasons for which the request was made, attached with supporting documents, the statement added.
The Candidates Committee is responsible for examining and adjudicating objections and grievances within seven days following the date of their submission, and the expiry of this period without a response is considered an implicit rejection, according to MoI's statement.
The Ministry said that the final lists of candidates will be announced at the electoral district headquarters, and that the electoral campaign period will begin on Wednesday, Sep. 15.
Those whose objections or grievances are rejected can appeal to the Administrative Appeals Chamber at the Court of Appeal without fees against the committee's decision within three days of being notified at their National Address, or if the seven-day period expires without a response, the statement said.
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