Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi - Businesswomen laud innovative polling system  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 08/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi businesswomen here have welcomed the move to have two days set aside for women in the 21st Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (JCCI) elections for a new board of directors

Women were able to cast their ballots on Sunday at the Jeddah Events and Exhibitions Center



Hana Allam, owner of Melty Bites, told Arab News that more women turned up this time because of the improved electronic voting system

"They made the system so easy that I didn't have to bring any papers, just my ID card. The computer provided my registration number. It was so simple," she said



Another voter, Sara Baghadadi, praised the JCCI for the new system and providing candidates with campaign booths where they could interact with voters



"The polling system is very organized this year more so than the last time. It's very easy and has all the facilities under one roof. Each candidate has a designated area to publicize themselves. This year, lots of women came to vote which indicates that they value their votes," she said




"It is very organized and does not require much time to cast one's vote. If people have forgotten to renew their JCCI membership, they can do it on the spot. There is no need to return on another day. For people casting votes on behalf of companies, they can get their power of attorney attested by the JCCI right there, which makes voting really easy," she said.



She said the system should be used for the municipal elections

Feryal King, a Saudi lawyer, said she was casting her vote for the first time and was satisfied with the system and facilities



She said it was important for JCCI members to cast their votes because they would be contributing to the economic future of the country

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 26 2017 - Qatar- KTM joins forces with Red Bull to enter the MotoGP seriesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The newly formed and first-ever Austrian factory team will take on their first race at the MotoGP season opener at Losail International Circuit today. Red Bull KTM ...

 Mar 26 2017 - Doha Rugby Football Club finishes second in West Asia Premiership LeagueThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha Rugby Football Club 1st XV finished second in the West Asia Premiership, an amateur cross-border rugby competition that brings together seven teams from around the ...

 Mar 26 2017 - Coalition launches 30 strikes in Syria, IraqKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) WASHINGTON, March 26 (KUNA) -- The US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) launched 30 air strikes "consisting of 93 engagements" in Syria and ...

 Mar 26 2017 - Oil-monitoring cmte demands report on new six-month output cutKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, March 26 (KUNA) -- The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) has demanded a report be prepared by April on extending an oil ...

 Mar 26 2017 - GCC seeks greater industrial sector's contribution to GDP - officialKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) RIYADH, March 26 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries want to increase industrial sector's contributions to overall GDP to 25 percent by the ...

 Mar 26 2017 - Kuwait- Deputy PM receives US, Russian, Chinese ambassadorsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, March 26 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah on Sunday received US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence R. ...

 Mar 26 2017 - Pakistan apprehends 100 Indian fishermen, seizes 18 boats - IndiaKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW DELHI, March 26 (KUNA) -- Indian authorities on Sunday said that Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) apprehended around 100 Indian fishermen and seized ...

 Mar 26 2017 - Kuwaiti charity education ctr. organizes forum in LebanonKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) TRIPOLI, North Lebanon, (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti International Center for Qualitative Education, an affiliate of the International Islamic Charitable Organization ...

 Mar 26 2017 - Optimistic about launching of Gulf-Iranian dialogue - Deputy FMKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, March 26 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah expressed optimism Sunday over the possibility of launching of a Gulf-Iranian dialogue ...

 Mar 26 2017 - Dead Sea summit exceptional - Al-JarallahKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, March 26 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah described the upcoming Arab summit in the resort city of the Dead Sea, Jordan, scheduled ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help