KUWAIT, Oct 26: The Ministry of Interior’s electoral commission began Monday receiving people wishing to run for the December 5 parliamentary elections, a process that would continue for 10 consecutive days.
This year candidacy application process is different due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The MoI set up a school, rather than its own headquarters, to receive candidates in order to ensure physical distancing as well as providing necessary health materials, like gloves and masks.
The doors of the electoral commission is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., and candidates should introduce original nationality, civil ID and two personal photos.
The applicant should fill in the application form and pay KD 50 (around USD 165) through the electronic K-NET and gets a receipt.
The applicant will then head to a designated police station in his/her constituency to confirm his candidacy.
His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, during a visit to the electoral commission in district of Al-Shuwaikh yesterday, called on citizens registering nomination for upcoming elections to abide by precautions against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The prime minister emphasized necessity of enforcing all necessary health measures during registration, affirming that the government doubled efforts to ensure safety of the employees and citizens registering their names as candidates for the forthcoming parliamentary polls (KUNA) —