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Senate Elections.. Aboul Enein Charitable Association Provides Masks to Voters
South Cairo polling stations witnessed today, Tuesday, high turnout of voters since the early hours of this morning, to cast their ballots in the Senate elections.
On the directives of MP Mohamed Aboul Enein, the Deputy Head of Mostakbal Watan Political Party (Nation’s Future Party), Aboul Enein Charitable Association played a major role in guiding voters, providing masks, and transporting the elderly people to the polling stations.
Elections for Egypt’s Senate kicked off Tuesday with polling stations opening their doors for Egyptians until 9:00 pm.
Egyptians expats cast their ballots via mails on Sunday and Monday. Meanwhile, the electoral process at home will be held over two days.
Ibrahim Lashin, Head of National Elections Authority (NEA), said that a total of 787 candidates are competing for seats in the 300-seat chamber.
Two-thirds of the members will be elected via the individual candidacy and the closed party list systems, and the rest will be appointed by the president.
Only 100 of the total number of candidates will compete for the party list seats, with the remainder running for individual seats.
Fines for Elections Boycotters
In a press statement, Ibrahim urged citizens to actively participate in the Senate elections. The law states that boycotters of a general poll would be fined an amount between LE300 and LE500.
Coronavirus Precautionary measures
Voters are required to wear face masks and to observe social distancing to help limit the spread of coronavirus. Moreover, polling stations throughout Egypt have been sanitized.
Armed Forces to Secure Elections
Egypt’s Armed Forces in cooperation with the Interior Ministry and the National Elections Authority (NEA) has taken all the necessary measures and procedures to secure the 2020 senate elections.
This comes within the Armed forces’ efforts to provide a safe environment for citizens to cast their ballots.