CAIRO - 11 August 2020: The first day of the 2020 Senate election concluded peacefully and productively in all governorates across Egypt, with some cities witnessing high turnout and others medium turnout.
A total of 63 million 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).
Below are pictures from some governorates showing how the electoral process went by.
As he was inspecting polling stations, governor of Asyut Essam Saad saw an elderly man with special needs, so he accompanied him into a polling station to cast his vote.
About an hour before polling stations close their doors in Alexandria, voters were still coming in, but in the morning the turnout was just ok, according to the governor of the Mediterranean city.
A Muslim imam and a Coptic priest are seen casting at a the same polling station in Sharqia, where a high turnout was recorded.
Father Makarios, Bishop of Minya, was seen casting his vote in the Upper Egyptian governorate.
Girls in Arish, North Sinai, volunteered to help voters outside polling stations.
In Aswan, a large turnout was reported, with Nubians being committed to wearing masks.
Qalyubia, the Delta, witnessed a high turnout.
Locals in Ras Sudr, South Sinai, were keen on participating in the election.
The turnout was high in Sheikh Zuwayed and Rafah, North Sinai, both among men and women.
In Qena of Upper Egypt, a sign language translator was available for voters who needed the service.
Locals line up outside a polling station in Siwa Oasis, Matrouh in the Wester Desert.
Women participated in big numbers in the election in the New Valley.