The National Election Authority clarified that a valid national ID card is not required for voting in the presidential elections for Egyptians abroad - Press Photo
CAIRO - 1 December 2023: Ambassador Ashraf El-Deeb, the Egyptian Consul General in Dubai, underscored the significance of participation in the presidential elections, urging both resident and non-resident citizens in the UAE to engage politically by casting their votes in this crucial and historic event.
In a press interview on Friday, El-Deeb expressed anticipation for the largest possible turnout of Egyptians in Dubai to vote in the presidential elections. He emphasized activating the exercise of constitutional rights and national duties within the framework of building the new republic.
El-Deeb highlighted the measures taken by the consulate in Dubai to facilitate the voting process for seniors and people with disabilities swiftly and effortlessly. He affirmed the keenness of the Egyptian community in the UAE to participate in the presidential elections, starting from the early hours when the polling stations opened.
Earlier, the National Election Authority issued the polling station addresses abroad and outlined the procedures for Egyptians to vote outside the country. To ensure the accuracy of their votes, voters must present personal identification to the election committee outside the Arab Republic of Egypt. The proof of identity can be either a valid national ID card or a passport with a valid national number.
The National Election Authority clarified that a valid national ID card is not required for voting in the presidential elections for Egyptians abroad. It is only necessary if opting to use a passport, which must be valid at the time of voting.
In case an individual votes at a polling station abroad but is present in Egypt during the 2024 presidential elections, the voter is not allowed to cast their vote more than once, either domestically or abroad, according to election laws.
Egyptian expatriates began voting in the 2024 presidential elections on Friday, a process spanning three days until Sunday. The votes will be cast in 137 subcommittees distributed at diplomatic missions worldwide. Egyptians abroad can vote by personally attending the embassy or Egyptian consulate where they are located on the designated voting days, choosing their preferred candidate, and placing the ballot in the designated box.