Egyptian expats in Kuwait line up to cast their ballots in the 2024 Presidential Elections - Press photo
CAIRO – 1 December 2023: Dozens of Egyptians abroad have lined up at their embassies and consulates in Arab countries and many states around the world to cast their vote in the 2024 Presidential Elections.
The voting abroad is taking place over three days from 1-3 December in dozens on embassies and consulates in 121 countries from 9 AM to 9 PM every day.
Egyptians abroad started flocking to embassies and consulates in Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen, Somalia, the UAE, Jordan, Iraq, Russia, Turkey, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kuwait, South Korea, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Angola, Niger, and other countries.
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.
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.