Egyptian embassies, consulates ready to receive expats to vote in referendum

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - 10:29 GMT

2018 presidential election - photo combined by Egypt Today/Mohamed Ezat

2018 presidential election - photo combined by Egypt Today/Mohamed Ezat

CAIRO – 19 April 2019: The secondary polling stations in the headquarters of the Egyptian embassies and a number of consulates will be ready to receive voters to cast their ballot in the planned referendum on constitutional amendments starting April 19.

The Egyptian embassies abroad invited citizens to participate in the referendum.

In South Africa, the embassy called on the Egyptian community to read the constitutional amendments and then head to the polling station at the embassy to cast their votes.

In Copenhagen, the embassy stressed the secrecy of the vote, affirming that registered voters will only be able to cast their votes through their valid passports, or national IDs even if they are expired.

Also, embassies in Norway, Canada, Singapore, Belgium, Los Angeles and Riyadh called on the citizens to cast their ballots to enjoy their constitutional right.

Lasheen Ibrahim, head of the National Election Authority (NEA), called on the Egyptian expatriates to vote in the planned referendum on constitutional amendments from Friday, April 19, to Sunday, April 21.

He also announced that the public referendum for the locals inside the country will take place from Saturday, April 20 to Monday, April 22.

Ibrahim urged the citizens to accompany their children and enjoy their constitutional right, urging them to ignore the boycott calls, and to cast their ballot in polling stations nationwide.

There will be a judge to supervise each of the ballot boxes, Ibrahim said, affirming that the NEA, the body charged with managing the electoral process, is keen to ensure the transparency of the voting process.

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