List of Egyptian voters who didn't participate in Senate election sent to prosecution to apply potential fine ahead of runoff

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Wed, 26 Aug 2020 - 08:10 GMT

Voters during 2020 Senate elections - Egypt Today

Voters during 2020 Senate elections - Egypt Today

CAIRO - 20 August 2020: A list with the names of registered voters who did not cast their ballots in the 2020 Senate poll has been referred to the prosecution, and they now risk incurring a LE500 fee or less. 
 
The National Election Authority convened Wednesday to discuss how the authorities made every possible effort for voters to participate in the election safely during the Covid-19 pandemic, calling repeatedly on citizens to vote, but many still failed to appear at polling stations and play their "patriotic role." 
 
The meeting resulted in creating the list as per Article 57 of the 2014 Law 45 on practicing political rights, which entails a fine of no more than LE500 on registered voters who did not cast their ballots. 
 
The election result is yet to be announced in the coming hours, and the runoff, if any, will be in September. The move by the National Election Authority may motivate voters to participate in the runoff. 

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