Poor electoral participation on the second day

January 11th, 2012 by Editor

Phase 3

Second Round

Press release no. 3

Poor electoral participation on the second day

On January 11, 2012, voting continued during the second round of the last parliamentary election phase that runs in Menia, Kalyoubia, Gharbia, Dakhlia, New Valley, Matrouh, Kena and North Sinai. The voting process was cancelled in South Sinai. Voting runs in other 6 constituencies, in which voting was cancelled in the first and second phases, based on court decisions. The constituencies include Moharam Bek in Alexandria, Al Fateh and Dirot in Assuit, Al Sahel in Cairo and constituency 5 in Sharkia and the constituency of the Security Directorate in Aswan.

The electoral process on the second day of the second round witnessed poor electoral participation and that leaded the election commission to have the second round on one day during Shura elections.

Electoral violations until 1 pm:

First: campaigning:

The observers of the Egyptian Coalition for Electoral Observation monitored campaigning materials at Malawy Agricultural Secondary School, constituency 4, Minia, for Al Nor Political Party and the same situation was found for one of the independent candidates in the polling stations no. 102, 103, 104, 105 and 106 at the Military School.

Second: late opening:

The observers of the Egyptian coalition monitored late opening of the polling station no. 214 in Al Ghozlan School in Bear Al Abd that opened at 9.30 am and polling stations no. 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249 and 250 in Meteb primary School that opened at 9 am, in north Sinai.

In Dakhlia, the polling stations no. 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222 and 223 in basandila Complex, Constituency 2, that opened at 8.30 am.

Third: group transport:

The observers of the Egyptian coalition documented group transport with car no. 70339. The voters were transported to vote for Freedom and Justice Political Party in Monshat Al Fikria School and car no. 21042 was transporting voters to vote for Al Nor Political Party in the polling stations 374 and 390 in Monshat Al Fikria School and car no. 83614 was transporting voters to vote for Al Nor Political Party in the polling stations no. 571 and 580 in Atildam Primary School in Abu Karkas, Minia.

Fourth: problems inside the polling stations:

Veiled women were not asked to uncover their faces while voting in the polling stations no. 240, 241, 242 and 243 in Meteb primary School that opened at 9 am, in North Sinai.

Voters were listed more than one time at the polling station no. 99 in the Islamic Institute, Gharbia.

Fifth: direction of voters:

The observers of the Egyptian coalition monitoredpeople directing voters to vote for Freedom and Justice and Al Nor Political Parties in Taha Hussein School, constituency 4, polling stations no. 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307 and 308 in Damshir School in Minia

Sixth: absence of juridical supervision:

The witnesses of the civil society organizations documented absence of the juridical supervision in the polling stations no. 59 and 60 in Tahrir Primary School and the polling stations no. 69 and 70 in Al Youssefi Primary School in Minia.

In the polling station no. 117 in Omar Ibn Al Khattab School, Constituency 1, Tanta, Gharbia, the supervising judge was watching TV.

Seventh: thuggish acts:

The observers of the Egyptian coalition monitored verbal clashes between the supporters of Al Nor and Freedom and Justice Political Parties in the polling stations 345, 346, 347, 348 and 349 in Al Bagor Primary School in Minia and the supervising judge ended the clash.

In Gharbia, the observers of the Egyptian coalition monitored verbal clashes between the supporters of Freedom and Justice Political Party and one of the independent candidates in Taha Hussein and Madinat Al Omal Schools.

Ninth: phosphoric ink:

In Minia, the observers of the Egyptian Coalition monitored non existence of phosphoric ink in the polling station no. 389 Monshat Al Fikria School, Abu karkas, Minia.

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