Voter registration a must: Hail official

Updated 06 August 2015
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Voter registration a must: Hail official

HAIL: The local election committee in Hail has revealed that voter registration is a pre-condition to cast the ballot, while emphasizing on enrolling themselves in the voter registry, which begins on Aug. 22 and continues for 21 days.
Saad Al-Thuweini of the media directorate in Hail municipality said that a voting register will be allocated to both men and women in election centers, saying that every citizen is eligible to vote if he or she aged above 18 years.
He said that voters should be born on June 25, 1998 or before, and should be eligible, the criteria for which is that they should not be in military service at the time. Voters should be residents of the election constituency and if they are living in more than one constituency, they must choose which one to vote in.
Al-Thuweini said that the documents that all voters should take to the registry include a national ID, a document to prove their place of residence such as an ownership deed to the house they live in or a contract that is approved by the mayor and stamped by the neighborhood police or a copy of public service bills showing their place of residence.
If the voter is an employee of the private sector, the document should be approved by the Chamber of Commerce, with a declaration showing their place of residence, a copy of the family registry accredited from the governorate, the center or from the mayor. He added that no one will be allowed to take part in the voting process unless they meet all such requirements.
Al-Thuweini further said that if the voter lives with someone else, he should present documents that prove his or his roommate's place of residence, adding that citizens registered in the voting schedules in previous elections don’t have to register again, unless they have changed their residence to another constituency.


Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi, new CEO of Saudi National Competitiveness Center

Updated 19 September 2019

Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi, new CEO of Saudi National Competitiveness Center

Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi is the newly appointed CEO of the National Competitiveness Center (NCC).

Al-Mutairi received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from King Faisal University in 1992. In 1997, she obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK.

She began her career as a lecturer in the chemistry department of King Faisal University, from 1993 to 1994, before lecturing at the University of Bristol for three years.

In 1998, she became an assistant professor of human genetics at Harvard University, and two years later she joined Perkin Elmer as a scientific research consultant in biological sciences in the US until 2002.

A year later, she joined Hospital Aramco as a preventive medicine consultant. She then headed the department of public medical relations, and served as an acting director of the department of medical technical support services, and the head of quality and patient safety from 2007 to 2010.

With Saudi Aramco, she headed the manpower planning and analysis department for a year, before she became the project manager of the Aramco Accelerated Strategic Transformation Program from 2011 to 2012.

Al-Mutairi ran her company, Heemah for Business Services between 2014 and 2017.

She also helped with the establishment of the National Competitiveness Center, and coordinated the partnership between Johns Hopkins Hospital and Aramco Healthcare.

In 2017, Al-Mutairi served as an adviser to the minister of commerce and investment.