A woman casts her ballot at a school used as a polling station, during the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections in Giza, Egypt, October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
CAIRO - 7 November 2020: Voting in the second phase of the Egyptian House of Representative election goes smoothly since the start of the election at 9:00 am (Cairo time) on Saturday, announced head of the Egyptian national Election Authority Lashin Ibrahim in a statement.
He called upon the voters to adhere to the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, directing the supervisors and the judges to distribute medical masks among voters outsides the polling stations.
Egyptians have flocked to polls since 9:00 am (Cairo time) to vote in 13 governorates, namely Cairo, Qalyubia, Dakahlia, Menoufia, Gharbia, Kafr El Sheikh, Sharkia, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai, and South Sinai.
According to the NEA, the eligible voters in the second phase would cast their ballots in 9,468 polling stations distributed among 72 electoral constituencies and supervised by 12,000 judges.
The run-off elections for the second phase will be conducted abroad from 5 to 7 December and locally on7 and 8 December. The final results of Egypt’s House elections to be formally announced by the National Elections Authority on December 14.
The results for the second phase will be announced and published in the official gazette on the 15th of Nov.
The first phase of the election was held for Egyptian expats abroad from 21 to 23 October and locally from 24 to 25 October. The run-off election of the first phase will be held abroad from 21 to 23 November and locally on November 23 and 24.
According to the updated voters' database by the National Election Authority, a total of 63 million Egyptians are eligible to cast their votes in the two phases of the parliament election