Man inked his finger after casting vote in 2019 referendum in constitutional amendment in Shubra district, Cairo - Karim Abdel Aziz/Egypt Today Man inked his finger after casting vote in 2019 referendum in constitutional amendment in Shubra district, Cairo - Karim Abdel Aziz/Egypt Today

LIVE UPDATE: Voting in referendum continues at home, concludes abroad

Sun, Apr. 21, 2019
CAIRO - 21 April 2019: Egyptian voters at home continue to head to polling stations nationwide to cast their vote in the referendum held on a set of proposed constitutional amendments for the second day in a row, while the process concludes for expats as the third day kicks off Sunday.

Voting for expats is held on April 19 - 21 in 140 polling places located in 124 countries where members of the Egyptian communities can cast their ballots between 9:00 and 21:00 in each country’s local time.

Expat voters need to bring a valid Egyptian passport or an Egyptian national ID whether valid or expired as stated by the rules set by the National Elections Authority (NEA).

Resident Egyptians are invited to vote on April 20 - 22. The parliament passed a draft to amend and add 25 articles to the constitution. Those are mainly on the length of presidential terms, introduction of a senate, quotas in the House of Representatives, the selection mechanisms of courts presidents, and the role of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

The electoral database includes 61, 344, 503 citizens. Of which, 30,446,134 are women. The number of polling places is 10,878. The voting process is observed by 15,324 judges, who are actually present in the polling places, and administered by 120,000 employees.




Here is the live update on the referendum process:



4:40 p.m.

Remarkable participation by youth expats in Germany.

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Remarkable youth participation in expats vote in referendum on 3rd day - Egypt Today

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Remarkable youth participation in expats vote in referendum on 3rd day - Egypt Today



3:54 p.m.

Referendum ends in China, Malaysia and Philippine.



2:00 p.m.

Serriya Hassan Sorour, a 105-year-old woman participated in the referendum on the constitutional amendments in her home village in Qalubiya governorate on the second voting day.

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Serriya Hassan Sorour, a 105-year-old woman participated in the referendum on the constitutional amendments in her home village in Qalubiya governorate on the second voting day - Egypt Today

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Serriya Hassan Sorour, a 105-year-old woman participated in the referendum on the constitutional amendments in her home village in Qalubiya governorate on the second voting day - Egypt Today


1:00 p.m.
Referendum wrapped up in Australia

The Egyptian embassy in Australia's capital Canberra, and the consulates in Sydney and Melbourne have started vote count process after the referendum on the constitutional amendment after the voting process concluded on the third and last day.

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Egyptian embassy in Australia starts vote count in referendum - Egypt Today




11:00 a.m.
Polling stations in New Zealand close, vote count starts

New Zealand was the first country to close polling stations in the 2019 Egyptian referendum abroad. It was reported that the vote count process kicked off.

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Egyptian expats vote in New Zealand on the third day of referendum- Egypt Today




Armed Forces secure 11K polling stations nationwide

Military Spokesman Tamer El Refai said Saturday that the plan of Armed Forces aimed to provide security for 10,878 polling stations during the referendum on the constitutional amendments nationwide.

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Armed forces securing polling stations in 2019 referendum - Amr Mostafa/Egypt Today




9:00 a.m.

Second day kicks off at home

Several polling stations opened doors to queues of voters to cast the ballot on the second day of the referendum.

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Egyptian voters cast ballot on second day of referendum in polling stations in Haram, Giza - Hassan Mohamed/Egypt Today


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A woman takes a selfie with a young girl outside a polling station in Haram, Giza - Hassan Mohamed/Egypt Today


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Women voters heading to polling stations on second day of referendum in Egypt - Karim Abdel Aziz/Egypt Today


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Egyptians head to polling stations in Nasr city, Giza on second day of referendum - Ashraf Fawzy/Egypt Today

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Egyptians head to polling stations in Nasr city, Giza on second day of referendum - Ashraf Fawzy/Egypt Today

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Egyptians head to polling stations in Nasr city, Giza on second day of referendum - Ashraf Fawzy/Egypt Today




Several Egyptian embassies, consulates open door for 3rd day

The third and last voting day in the referendum abroad kicks off in many countries give different time zones, with the doors are set to open for voters at 9 a.m. everywhere.

Embassies in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France, Belgium, Baghdad, Kuwait, China and Riyadh started to receive Egyptian nationals to cast their vote in the referendum.

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Egyptians abroad vote in referendum on the third day - Egypt Today

Commenting on the process over the course of three days, Egyptian Ambassador in Canberra, Australia told Egypt Today that the turnout of voters is going smoothly in three different polling stations in the country including also: Sydney and Melbourne. He further cited the joyful atmosphere dominated the voting process.




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Egyptians in Australia vote in referendum on the third day - Egypt Today


Egyptian expats keen on taking part in referendum

Egypt's Ambassador to New Zealand Tarek el Wessemy confirmed the eagerness of the Egyptian community in Wellington to cast their votes throughout the three days of the constitutional referendum, MENA reported Sunday.

In statements to Extra News channel, the ambassador highlighted the political awareness of the Egyptian community, describing expats as fully conscious of the circumstances of the current stage.

Ambassador Wessemy further hailed the continued communication among the Immigration Ministry and the Egyptian communities abroad.
 
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