Delay in opening polling stations, violence actions and election propaganda in the first hours of the elections

October 18th, 2015 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

The results of the follow-up to the parliamentary elections 2015

The first report

Delay in opening polling stations, violence actions and election propaganda in the first hours of the elections

The parliamentary elections marathon for the first stage was launched on the morning of Sunday, 18/10/2015 to fulfill the third and the last entitlement in the road map for the transition process.

The election process is going in the 14 governorates as follows “Giza, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Assiut, El-wady El-Gedid, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, Beheira, El-Bahr El-Ahmar and Marsa Matrouh”; The Egyptians abroad also continue today the Polling process inside 139 Egyptian diplomatic missions in the second and final day of voting in the election processes.

The number of populations that they have the right to vote at that stage is 27 million and 402 thousand and 353 voters, distributed on 103 General electoral commissions, while the number of polling stations is 5460 station, each of these stations consisting of a set of Sub-Committees ad hoc for elections.

The number of individual seats is 226; being contested by 2548 candidates in this phase, including 112 from ladies, the proportion of independents is 65%, while the proportion of candidates belonging to political parties is 35%.

Each voter elects a number of candidates on individual seats according to what is established in his constituency, which varies from one constituency to another, ranging from one seat to four seats, as well as the election of one of the electoral lists.

There is about 16 thousand judge observing the electoral process, and the voting process is Conducted under the supervision of many local civil society organizations and there is about 81 organizations and associations which containing 17 thousand and 465 observer in the election process, In addition to six foreign and international organizations includes 546 observer and 171 Certified translator, as well as observers of 68 foreign embassy in Egypt.

Elections have seen a number of violations and abuses represented on the delay in opening the doors of the committees, preventing observers from entering polling stations, the collective voting and the electoral propaganda.

According to preliminary indications from observers, most of the committees have seen heavy presence in the first moments and before opening the committees especially Ladies committees.

This statement displays all violations and abuses observed by the coalition until 11.00 am, which can be taken as follows:

Delay in opening the door of the committees:

Giza

The observers of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Monitored the delay of opening the committees doors No. 41, 42 and 43 in the village of “Bernisht”, the door of the committees was opened at exactly nine o’clock and quarter in the morning, as well as the commissions No. 45, 46, 47 at “Amir El-shoaraa” school in Bernisht in El-Ayat City and in addition the delay of opening the Commission No. 6 in the religious center in Bernisht. And the door of committee “Om El-Abtal” school in Al-Haram was opened at exactly nine and 45 minutes Am.

Minya

The observers of “EOHR” Monitored the delay of opening the doors of the committees from 1 to 6 at “Qasem Amen” school in “Abu qurkas”, the door of the committees was opened at exactly nine o’clock and half, as well as in “Dir El-Garnos”  school in “Maghagha” city.

Beni Suef

The observers of “EOHR” Monitored the delay of opening the doors of the committees from 7 to 10 at “Mustafa Kamel” school; the door was opened at exactly nine and 45 minutes am.

 

 

Alexandria

The observers of “EOHR ”Monitored the delay of committees in “El-Fotouh Islamic School”, “Mohamed Nagib School”, “Hafsa bent Omar School” and “Abbas Helmi School” ,which the door was opened at exactly nine and 45 minutes am.

Fayoum

The observers of “EOHR” Monitored the delay of opening the door of the committee No.98 in “El-Radi School”, the door was opened at exactly nine and 45 minutes am.

Beheira

The observers of “EOHR” Monitored the delay of opening the doors of the committees from 47 to 49 in “El-Hadin school” in “Kom Hamada” city, the door was opened at exactly ten o’clock and half am because of the absence of the consular.

Assiut

The observers of “EOHR” Monitored the delay of opening the door of the committee No.6 in “El-nasr School” and the committee No.25 because of the late arrival of the judges until ten o’clock and half.

They also monitored the delay of opening the door of the committee No.15 until ten o’clock and 45 minutes am, and the delay of opening the door of the committee No.10 until eleven o’clock.

Mistakes in the committees:

Assiut

The observers of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights monitored the lack of curtains, and they monitored in the committee No.5 in “Mahran Salaf School” the easy removal of phosphoric ink.

 

 

Minya

The observers of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights monitored the emergence of a roller application in front of the committees in “Beni Mazar” city.

The violations actions

Giza

The observers of “EOHR” Monitored a makeshift bomb exploded beside one of the electoral commissions in “kerdash” area.

They also monitored one of the supporters of “El-nour” Party candidate firing in front of one of the committees.

Fayoum

The presence of an explosive device next to the headquarters of the electoral committee in “Quhafa School” and the civil protection experts moved and the bomb was defused.

Election propaganda

Giza

The observers of “EOHR” Monitored that the Candidate of “El-nour” Party breached the electoral silence in “El-saf” area.

The observers also Monitored the presence of the supporters of some candidates have mobiles to extract electoral number to write their own candidates cards in front of “Safia Zaghloul School” in Bulaq Dakrur.

El-wady El-Gedid

The observers of “EOHR” Monitored that some of the candidates belonging to the Conservative Party were distributing T-shirts and posters with the voters in the committees from 10 to 12 in “El-wady El-Gedid school”.

Minya

The observers of “EOHR” Monitored in the committees (10-14) the case of guidance by lab top in favor of one of the candidates.

Prevent observers from entering polling stations:

Aswan

The consular prevented one of the observers “Mohamed Mahmoud” from entering the polling stations No. 58.59 in “Gamal Abdel Nasser School”, although he holds the special ID from the High Elections Committee.

 

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