New social media campaign for Bahrain elections

August 28, 2014 10:46 am

New social media campaign formed to keep voters informed ahead of this year’s general elections in Kingdom of Bahrain is all-set for launch, alongside a dedicated hotline and website. Election organisers said that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts were being prepared to not only answer citizen’s enquiries, but also allow them to air their grievances, file complaints and highlight issues with election process, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN). Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission president Abdulla Hassan Al Buainain said they were in the final stages of launching their new website – similar to those created for previous elections – which will outline the rights and responsibilities of both voters and election candidates. “The website for the 2014 parliamentary and municipal elections will soon be launched,” he said. “There were some technical issues with the Central Informatics Organisation, but they should soon be resolved.”