Oman Holds First Digital Shura Council Election
Omani voters cast their votes through the “Intakheb” mobile app on October 29, 2023, to choose their representatives to the Shura Council for the tenth term. This is the first time that Oman has held a digital election.
The Ministry of Interior confirmed that the “Intakheb” app was fully technically and technically ready to receive the votes of over 753,000 voters, including over 362,000 women. Voters were able to cast their votes in easy and simple steps, using the NFC feature on their smartphones to verify their identity and select their candidates.
The Ministry also provided the ability to follow the indicators and statistics of the voting process through the “Intakheb” app.
The results of the election will be announced on October 30, 2023.
This election is a significant milestone in Oman’s political process, and the use of digital technology has made it easier and more accessible for citizens to participate in democracy.