Sat, 24 Oct 2020 - 02:59 GMT
Man voting in 2020 House of Representatives elections in Giza on October 24, 2020. Egypt Today
CAIRO – 24 October 2020: The turnout at polling stations on the first day of the first voting round in the 2020 House of Representatives Elections varied from a constituency to another in Giza governorate.
The turnout of young women was remarkable in Sheikh Zayed neighborhood, while voters of all age groups showed up at the polling venues in the neighborhoods of Dokki and Agouza. Also, a high turnout was seen in Manshaat Al Qanater, Talbia, Omraneyah, and Warraq neighborhoods.
Voting for 33 million eligible voters in the first phase of the 2020 House of Representatives elections kicked off Saturday in 14 governorates which are Giza, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Assiut, El Wadi El Gedid, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, Red Sea, Alexandria, Beheira, and Marsa Matrouh.
The polling stations started to receive voters as of 9 am till 9 pm, including a break for an hour between 3-4 pm, while the voting process of Egyptians overseas continues.
The 2020 house elections are being held amid tightened anti-coronavirus precautionary measures with polling places nationwide got disinfected.
The first stage of the elections sees 1,879 individual candidates competing for seats in 71 districts as well as four coalition lists.
National Election Authority (NEA), headed by Counselor Lasheen Ibrahim, has dedicated the hotline 19826 for receiving questions and complaints regarding the elections.
Also, the NEA has formed an operation room at its premises to follow up on the voting and counting processes and report complaints.
The elections have taken place on October 21, 22 and 23 abroad, while in Egypt it will start on October 24, 25. In the event of repeating this stage, elections will be held on November 21, 22, 23 abroad, and on November 23, 24 in Egypt.