Egyptian Embassy in London: Voter turnout less than 15 percent

Voter turnout for the presidential election that began on Friday did not exceed 15 percent of all registered voters, announced the Egyptian embassy in London.

The embassy called on all registered voters to participate in elections at the embassy from 8am to 8pm, or vote by mail, until the deadline on 17 May. 

In an official statement, the embassy called on voters to avoid waiting until the last moment to visit the embassy or to send their ballots by mail to avoid crowding or the exclusion of their ballots if received after the deadline.

The embassy said that voters could use their automated Egyptian passports which contain their national ID number on the main page or a copy of it as an acceptable alternative to ID cards or a copy of the ID card when voting at the Embassy or by mail. Voters must be registered at the Presidential Elections Commission’s website.

Edited translation from MENA

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