Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 04:28 GMT
Elections in Egypt - File
CAIRO – 22 July 2020: Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Egyptians abroad to register their data via the official website of the National Elections Authority as of Saturday, July 25 and until Friday, July 31 to participate in Senate elections.
The voters will receive a registration number prior to obtaining the ballot card to cast their vote on August 9-10 via the express mail.
The National Elections Commission has taken a decision to conduct the voting process abroad through the express mail, taking into account the precautionary measures announced in most countries, which would hinder voter attendance at embassies amid fear of the spread of coronavirus.
The website of the National Elections Authority:
The National Election Authority, which is in charge of supervising the electoral process in Egypt, has excluded expats in Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia from voting in the August Senate elections, due to unstable conditions of these states.
This comes as head of the NEA Lasheen Ibrahim said on Sunday elections will be held on Sunday, August 9 and Monday, August 10 for Egyptians residing outside Egypt, while locals will cast their ballot on Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12.
The results of the first round will be announced no later than August 19.
The run-off will be held on September 6-7 for expats and on September 8-9 for locals. The final results shall be released on September 16.
"The electoral committees have closed their doors Saturday in the eighth and last day for receiving candidacy requests of Senate candidates," Ibrahim said.