Thu, 30 Nov 2023 - 12:43 GMT
Thu, 30 Nov 2023 - 12:43 GMT
FILE - Egyptians living in Jordan cast their ballots for the presidential election at the Egyptian embassy in Amman. REUTERS
CAIRO – 30 November 2023: State authorities are preparing for the 2024 Presidential Elections as millions of Egyptians residing abroad will be able to cast their ballot from 1-3 December.
On Wednesday, the electoral silence for the elections abroad commenced with dozens of embassies and consulates in 121 countries welcoming voters from 9 AM to 9 PM, according to the local time of each country, through the three-day duration.
Egypt's embassies and consulates around the world have finished preparations to receive voters. The National Election authority published a list of the addresses of embassies and consulates where registered voters can cast their ballot. Here is the list.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry made a visit to the Egyptian Embassy in Paris to check on its preparedness for the elections.
خلال توقفه في باريس في اتجاهه إلى نيويورك للمشاركة في جلسة مجلس الأمن حول الوضع فى قطاع غزة، وزير الخارجية سامح شكري يحرص على تفقد الاستعدادات الأخيرة لعقد انتخابات المصريين في الخارج في سفارة مصر في باريس. pic.twitter.com/IvYI8JWe9k— Egypt MFA Spokesperson (@MfaEgypt) November 28, 2023
The Ministry of Emigration announced the launch of an operation room to follow up on the voting process abroad and answer the inquiries of the expats around the clock in coordination with the NEA.
Expats can contact the operations room of the ministry via phone through these numbers: (0220543411) and (0220543415).
How to vote?
Based on the law, Egyptian voters abroad require a valid Egyptian passport or a valid or invalid national ID card to be able to cast their ballot.
Voters must be registered in voter databases. Every Egyptian who has reached the age of 18 has the right to participate in the presidential elections. To make sure if your name is included in the databases, click on this link: https://www.elections.eg/inquiry.
The voter will then take his ballot card to the place designated for voting in the embassy or consulate, where he can cast his vote with ease.
Citizens who are at least 18 years old, fully enjoy their political and civil rights, and are listed in the voter database are eligible to vote in the elections inside Egypt and abroad.
Meanwhile, citizens who were convicted of tax evasion or had their assets confiscated and citizens under guardianship or suffering from mental or psychological disorders cannot cast their ballot.
People who cannot vote in the elections also include citizens detained on charges of bribing witnesses or committing a crime to evade military service and those detained on charges of theft, fraud, breach of trust, bribery, forgery, or giving false testimony.
Who is competing in the Presidential Elections?
Four presidential candidates are competing in this election, including incumbent President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who has been in post for two terms since 2014.
Other candidates are Farid Zahran, head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party; Abdel Sanad Yamama, Head of Al-Wafd Party, and Hazem Omar, head of the Republican People’s Party.
The four candidates have released their vision to improve people’s lives in the coming six-year presidential term.