In a press conference held today, Counselor Ahmed Bendary, the Executive Director of the National Election Authority, stated that the operations center monitoring the voting of Egyptians abroad continues its work until the conclusion of the designated three days for polling.
On the second day of voting in the presidential elections, 103 polling stations worldwide were open, with one in New Zealand closing its voting process. Bendary conducted a video conference with ambassadors and Egyptian consulates globally, monitoring the electoral process for Egyptians residing outside the country.
Equipped with live broadcasting technology, the central operations room, established by the National Election Authority, oversees Egyptians casting their votes in diplomatic mission centers worldwide.
The overseas voting process, taking place in 137 embassies and consulates across 121 countries, has seen regularity in its operation. The locations and addresses were determined by Resolution No. 27 of 2023 issued by the Board of Directors of the National Election Authority.
Under the leadership of Counselor Hazem Badawi, the National Election Authority issued guidelines for the voting process of Egyptians abroad. These guidelines ensure the accuracy of their participation in elections at mission and consulate locations. Voters are required to present proof of identity, either through a valid national ID card or a passport with a valid national number.
Key guidelines include presenting personal identification, such as a valid national ID card or a passport with a valid national number, for voting outside the Arab Republic of Egypt. The National Election Authority emphasized that a valid national ID card is not required for voting in the presidential elections for Egyptians abroad.
The election process, active for three days until Sunday, involves compiling results from subcommittees at diplomatic missions abroad, providing a breakdown of participants, valid and invalid votes, and each candidate's tally. The exclusive count will be sent to the National Election Authority to be added to the domestic results, officially announced on December 18.