The Egyptian Federation for Election Observation has complained against late opening of polling stations countrywide

May 23rd, 2012 by Editor

On May 23, 2012, the Egyptian Federation for Election Observation submitted an official complaint to the Supreme Juridical Presidential Election Commission against late opening of polling stations in different governorates until the afternoon. The federation called the commission for immediate investigation on the complaint and stopping such violations.

The violations came as follows:

In Aswan, the polling stations opened late in Abdel Maged Hussein School Complex in Aswan City and Al Sebaia School in Edfo.

The polling stations in Asmaa Fahmi School Complex in Saft Al Laban, Giza, have not opened until 9 am.

In Sharkia, the polling stations in Mohamed Rabia Fallah School for Girls in Derab Negm have not opened until 9 am and the same in Omar Ibn Al Khattab School in the 10th of Ramadan City.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), the main coordinator of the Egyptian Federation for Election Observation, stated that the late opening of polling stations is against the regulations issued by the electoral commission. It also represents violation to the voter rights, according to the Egyptian Constitutional Declaration and the international electoral standards.

It is worthy to mention that the Egyptian Coalition for Electoral Observation includes 128 development and human rights’ civil society organizations, in 26 governorates countrywide. The coalition has formed an equipped operation room for receiving the statements of the local observers on the situation in the polling stations. The operation room, located at the Egyptian organization for Human Rights (EOHR), includes specialized officers from EOHR and other NGOs of the Egyptian coalition.

The Egyptian Coalition for Election Observation is monitoring the Egyptian presidential elections, starting with submitting candidates’ applications, electoral campaigns, election day, voting and result announcing.

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