Results of following up the referendum on the constitutional amendments 2019

April 20th, 2019 by Editor

Results of following up the referendum on the constitutional amendments 2019

The voting process for Egyptians in the referendum on the constitutional amendments started on Saturday morning 20/4/2019 and will continue till next Monday through direct secret ballot. A total of 61,344,503 voters are eligible to vote.


The total number of public committees to vote on the referendum is 368 committees, comprising 10878 electoral centers and 13919 subcommittees with the participation of 19,339 judges (basic and spare) of which 15,324 judges are actually on the ballot box and the rest are spare.
The National Election Authority decided to hold a referendum on the constitutional amendments on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 19, 20 and 21 April, for Egyptians abroad after taking into account the Egyptian holidays abroad.
It also decided to hold a referendum on the constitutional amendments in Egypt on Saturday, Sunday and Monday corresponding to 20, 21 and 22 April.
The process of the referendum on the constitutional amendments has witnessed some positive elements that have been monitored since the early hours of the opening of the committees including: The ease of the voting process, facilitating all procedures for citizens, such as providing wheelchairs for the elderly and people with special needs, and the presence of signs that explain the process of the referendum process, Moreover, the executive bodies provided emergency lighting and generators in all the committees as well as rapid fire extinguishing devices in order to deal with any emergency. Those positive elements have significantly helped to regularize the voting process without any minor problems.
The organization noted that there were some violations during the voting on the referendum on the constitutional amendments.
The observer has noted that there are written banners with “Yes to the Constitution” in the vicinity of Qasim Amin Secondary School for girls in the center of Abu Qurqas, Minya governorate. Additionally, the organization’s observer has witnessed in front of the doors of the military high school committees (the school of the team, Safi al-Din Abu Shnaaf) and the hotel secondary school in Menia, Minya governorate, that there are supporters of one of the parties that urge the people to vote “yes” in favor of the amendments.
Furthermore, the observer has noted the presence of some supporters of one of the parties carrying banners with “Yes to the Constitution” in front of the committees of the elementary school of Radhi and Bani Atman elementary school and the popular square in the center of Sinores Fayoum governorate. Also, in Al-Gouna School (Al-Gouna) in the Red Sea Governorate, a person was distributing money in return for voting yes to the amendments.

The organization follows up the referendum process at the level of the governorates of Egypt through a coordinator from each governorate who receives feedback from observers in his governorate and informs the central operations room of the organization. These feedbacks are sent to the National Elections Authority immediately after receiving them. There is also a network of lawyers that provides legal support to all observers.

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