Citizens queuing up in front of a polling place in Awsim in Giza governorate to cast their ballots in the referendum on draft constitutional amendments held on April 20 - 22 for resident Egyptians. April 20, 2019. Press Photo Citizens queuing up in front of a polling place in Awsim in Giza governorate to cast their ballots in the referendum on draft constitutional amendments held on April 20 - 22 for resident Egyptians. April 20, 2019. Press Photo

Live Update: 1st day of referendum on constitutional amendments for resident Egyptians kicks off

Sat, Apr. 20, 2019
CAIRO - 20 April 2019: The first day for resident Egyptians to vote in referendum on draft constitutional amendments has kicked off on Saturday as polling places are open for citizens to cast their ballots for three days between 9:00 and 21:00.

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:

Greater Cairo

IMBABA
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Imbaba. April 20, 2019.


Agouza
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Agouza. April 20, 2019.

Badr City
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Badr City. April 20, 2019.


Banha
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Qalyoubeya's capital, Banha. April 20, 2019.


Boulaq
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Boulaq. April 20, 2019.


Hadayek Al Ahram
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Hadayek Al Ahram. April 20, 2019.


Manshaat Al Qanater
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Manshaat Al Qanater. April 20, 2019.


Nasr City
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Nasr City. April 20, 2019.


Nasr City 2
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Nasr City. April 20, 2019.

Salam City
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Salam City. April 20, 2019.


Sharabeya
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Sharabeya. April 20, 2019.


Sayeda Zeinab
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Sayeda Zeinab. April 20, 2019.


Qattameyah
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Qattameyah. April 20, 2019.

Also, a remarkable turnout was seen in Madinaty, Al Rehab, Heliopolis, Al Marg, Abdeen, Ezbet Al Nakhl, Nahya, and the New Administrative Capital.



Upper Egypt

Aswan
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Aswan. April 20, 2019.


Qena
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Qena. April 20, 2019.


Delta and Coastal Governorates

Al Alamein
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Al Alamein city located in Matrouh governorate. April 20, 2019.


Mahala
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Mahala located in Gharbeya governorate. April 20, 2019.


Beheira
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Beheira. April 20, 2019.


Daqahleya
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Daqahleya. April 20, 2019.


Ismailiyah
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Ismailiyah. April 20, 2019.


Sharqeya
Voters standing in a queue in front of a polling place in Sharqeya. April 20, 2019.


Sinai

North Sinai
Voters standing in a line in front of a polling place to cast their ballots in the referendum on draft constitutional amendments in North Sinai. April 20, 2019.


Sheikh Zowayed
Voters standing in a line in front of a polling place to cast their ballots in the referendum on draft constitutional amendments in North Sinai's Sheikh Zowayed. April 20, 2019.


Sharm El Sheikh
Voters standing in a line in front of a polling place to cast their ballots in the referendum on draft constitutional amendments in South Sinai's Sharm El Sheikh. April 20, 2019.


Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has cast his vote in the National School of Hadayek Al Maadi.

Mahlab

Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Abou El Gheit has cast his vote in Al Nogoum School located in Misr Al Guadida.

Abou El Gheit

Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfik has cast his ballot.

Interior

Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Ali al-Meselhy has cast his vote in Talaat Harb Primary School located in Mohandessin.

Supply

Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ezz El Din Abou Steit has cast his ballot in Dokki.

Agriculture

Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad has cast her ballot in Ibn Sina School located in Misr Al Gadida.

Environment

Minister of Education and Technical Education Tarek Shawki has cast his ballot in Al Monira School located in Cairo’s downtown.

Education

Chairperson of the National Council for Women Maya Morsi has cast her vote. She urged Egyptian women to participate in the referendum.

Maya Morsi

Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram has cast her ballot in the The British School located in Rehab City.

Migration

House of Representatives Speaker Ali Abdel Aal has cast his ballot in Workers University located in Nasr City. Abdel Aal called on citizens to participate in the referendum stressing that these amendments prepare for a new phase of political and social reform. The speaker considered voting in the referendum as a constitutional duty.

Speaker

Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayeb has cast his ballot in El-Shaheed Yousry Emara School in Heliopolis.

Ahmed Al Tayeb

Former First Lady Gihan al-Sadat has cast her ballot in a polling place in Dokki.

Gihan

Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr has cast her ballot in Misr Al Guadida School for Girls located in Misr Al Guadida.

Investment 1

Former Interim President Adly Mansour has cast his ballot in a polling place in 6th of October City.

Mansour

Minister of Industry and Trade Amr Nassar has cast his ballot in Koleyat Al Tarbeya School in Dokki.

Trade

Minister of Housing, Facilities, and Urban Communities Assem Al Gazzar has cast his ballot in Al Moqatam Official Language School located in Al Moqatam.

Housing


Mufti Shawky Allam has cast his ballot in Al Hussein Middle School for Girls located in Al Hussein.

Mufti

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has cast his ballot in a polling place in Sheikh Zayed.

ICT

President of the State Lawsuits Authority Judge Hussein Abdo Khalil has cast his ballot in Al Helal Experimental School in New Maadi.

Judge

Minister of Finance Mohamed Maeit has cast his ballot in Khaled Ibn Al Waleed School located in 6th of October City.

Finance

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar has cast his ballot in the youth center of New Cairo’s First Settlement.

Higher education

Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria has cast his ballot in Al Sarayat School located in Al Wayly.

Pope

Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawy has cast his ballot in Al Horreya School located in Misr al-Gadida.

local development

Minister of Endowments Mokhtar Gomaa has cast his ballot in Al Shaheed Pilot Mohamed Gamal located in Al Manyal.

endowments

Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed has cast her ballot in Mostafa Kamel School located in Sheraton Residences. The minister urged Egyptians to vote stressing that their participation is a national duty.

Health

Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayed has cast her ballot in Abou Bakr Al Sediq School located in Sheikh Zayed. The minister called for Egyptians to exercise their right of voting.

culture

Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Aty has cast his ballot in Al Canal School located in Maadi.

Irrigation

Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed al-Assar has cast his ballot in Siza El Nabarawy School in New Cairo’s Fifth Settlement.

Assar

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has cast his ballot in polling place in Sheikh Zayed.

PM

First Lady Intissar al-Sisi has cast her ballot in El-Shaheed Yousry Emara School in Heliopolis.

First Lady

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has cast his ballot in El-Shaheed Yousry Emara School in Heliopolis.

President


 
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