A voter's finger is marked with ink at a polling station during the second day of the presidential election in Alexandria, Egypt March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
CAIRO - 20 December 2018: Polling stations on Thursday opened doors to voters in the second and last day of the parliamentary complementary election for the three vacant seats in the Egyptian House.
Only three out of 36 candidates will be chosen to be representatives for three constituencies in Fayoum's Tameya, Gharbia's Zefta, and North Sinai's Arish.
The polling stations opened at the three governorates at 9:00 am. The National Elections Commission confirmed the start of the voting process in a timely manner, pointing out that they are closely following the process with the heads of the primary courts in the three governorates.
The committees are closed at 9:00 pm or after the last voter who is present at the polling stations leaves. Subsequently, the sorting process is set to be conducted in the presence of candidates' deputies.
The National Elections Commission, received a letter from the House of Representatives on October 3, reporting the existence of thee vacant seats after three MPs passed away.
The vote on the first day of the elections ended without any complaints, according to the spokesman of the National Elections Commission, Mahmoud al-Sharif.
Votes were allowed for Egyptian expats on December 14 and 15. In case a runoff is decided, the ballots will take place on January 11 and 12 abroad, and on the 16th and 17th of the same month for locals inside Egypt.