The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Welcomes the Signature of the Members of Judicial Bodies on the Ballots as an Alternative to Stamps.

March 19th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its appreciation of the decision of Dr. Muhammad Ak Nagar, the General Secretary of the Supreme Judicial Committee (SJC) which supervises the referendum on the constitutional amendments, to demand that all the members of the judicial bodies supervising the polling stations throughout the governorates of the republic sign the backs of the voting ballots which do not have the stamps of the SJC.

On his side, Mr. Hafez Abu Saeda, the Chairman of EOHR and the General Coordinator of the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections (ECME), has confirmed that ECME has observed many complaints from citizens during the referendum on the constitutional amendments. Citizens have indicated in their complaints that there are no stamps from the secondary commissions on the voting ballots in many polling stations in different governorates. He thus emphasized that this decision is considered an indication of the extent of the committee’s interaction with the demands of the citizens and an expression of their willingness to conduct a free democratic fair referendum.

Abu Saeda called on the citizens to report any incident where the members of the judicial bodies supervising the secondary commissions in the governorates of the republic to refuse to sign the back of the voting ballots in order for the ECME to take measures in this regard.



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