Tue, 11 Aug 2020 - 09:11 GMT
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 - 09:11 GMT
Egyptian voters standing in a queue at a polling place to cast their ballots in Senate Elections 2020 – Egypt Today
CAIRO – 11 August 2020: Resident Egyptians began voting in Senate Elections 2020 on Tuesday.
21:00: Polling stations close their doors at the end of the first day of the Senate elections.
18:00: Attorney General Hamada Al-Sawi cast his vote in the ongoing Senate elections.
14:20: Long queue of voters at polling place in Salam City neighborhood, eastern Cairo.
14:10: Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal votes in Senate Elections 2020.
14:00 Clowns greet voters and spread joy outside polling stations in New Cairo's Fifth Settlement neighborhood on the first day of Senate Elections 2020 at home.
<b> 13: 50 The turnout of the elderly in Senate Elections 2020 is noticeable in Greater Cairo, encompassing Cairo, Giza, and Qalyoubeya governorates </b>
13:20: “The voting process is going well so far without any impediments,” National Election Authority Chairman Lashin Ibrahim says.
13:00: Voters line up at polling place in Zeitoun neighborhood, eastern Cairo.
12:50: Disabled women voting in Nozha neighborhood, eastern Cairo.
12:40: Voters at polling place in New Valley.
12:30: Voters line up at polling place in Sharqeya governorate.
12:15: Egypt's Mufti Shawki Alam votes in polling place in his birthplace Delengat village in Beheira governorate.
12:10 Husband and wife aged 88 and 83, respectively, vote in Senate Elections 2020.
12:00: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi votes in Senate Elections 2020.
11:55 Minister of Finance Mohamed Mait votes in polling place in New Cairo's Fifth Settlement neighborhood.
11:50: Minister of State for Military production Mohamed Ahmed Morsi votes in polling place in Nasr City.
11:40: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar votes in polling place in New Cairo's First Settlement neighborhood.
11:35: Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawi votes in polling place in Misr Al Gadida neighborhood.
11:25: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek al-Molla votes in polling place in Downtown Cairo.
11:20: Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Areas Assem al-Gazar votes in polling place in Moqatam neighborhood eastern Cairo.
11:15: Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Amr Talaat votes in polling place in Sheikh Zayed neighborhood western Cairo.
11:10: Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfik votes in polling place in Maadi.
11:05: Minister of Industry and Trade Nevine Gamea voted in a polling place in Zamalek.
11:00: High turnout of female voters is seen at a polling place in Badry City eastern Cairo.
10:55: Long queue of voters – mostly youth - is seen at polling place in Qatameya neighborhood eastern Cairo.
10:45: Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram votes in polling place in Al Rehab residential compound eastern Cairo.
10:35 Pope Twadros II of Alexandria votes in a polling place in Al Wayli neighborhood in Downtown Cairo.
10:30: The turnout of youth at Generation 2000 School - a polling place – in 6th of October City is remarkable.
10:25: Minister of Public Enterprise Hisham Tawfik votes in polling place in New Cairo's Fifth Settlement neighborhood.
10:20: Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa votes in polling place in Manyal.
10:15: Minister of State for Parliamentarian Affairs Alaa Fouad votes in polling place in New Cairo's First Settlement neighborhood.
10:05: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli votes in polling place in Sheikh Zayed neighborhood western Cairo.
9:45: Minister of Health and Populations Hala Zayed checks on the implementation of protective measures at polling places as the employees have to put on gloves and sanitize their hands before handing citizens ballot papers. All individuals - whether monitoring the elections or voting - have to put on face masks. Also, their body temperature is measured, and those showing symptoms get their names registered for follow-up. The venues are well aired, and the safe distance is guarded.
9:15: Policewomen are helping the elderly and the disabled to enter polling places offering wheelchairs when needed.
9:00: Polling places opened their doors for the electoral to cast their ballots.
8:45 A number of citizens had headed to polling places early before even voting started, and waited until the doors opened.
Queues of voters wearing medical masks, keeping safe distance from each others and carrying disinfectants can be seen outisde polling stations.
A total of 63 million Egyptian registered voters are entitled to vote in the 2020 Senate elections, distributed among 14 thousand and 92 sub-committees, under full judicial supervision, with the participation of 18,000 judges and the assistance of 120,000 employees.
The voting of Egyptians abroad ended by mail in 124 countries, on Monday at 9:00 pm according to the local time for each country, which took place on August 9 and 10, while the internal elections will be held on 11 and 12 August. The final results of the Senate elections August 16.
In case of a re-election, elections will be held abroad on Sunday and Monday (September 6 and 7), and in Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday (September 8 and 9).
The General Command of the Armed Forces had taken all measures to secure the 2020 Senate elections nationwide, and provide a safe environment for citizens to cast their votes.