Min. of Communication: 2,000 electronic devices to prevent voting fraud
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CAIRO: Almost 2,000 electronic devices will be used during the upcoming presidential elections inside voting stations to prevent fraud, Ministry of Communication IT infrastructure sector head Hisham al-Deeb said Saturday.

These electronic devices would eliminate citizens’ votes fraud and it will be used in documentation, real estate offices, and communication offices projects, Deeb said during an interview with Al-Hayat channel.

These devices are based on quality and communicating with database, which would help accelerate the voting process, identifying the voters to eliminate fraud, and avoid people to vote more than once, Deeb said.

During the 2012 presidential elections, there were several reports about fraud between presidential candidates supporters back between ousted President Mohamed Morsi and former presidential candidate Ahmed Safiq.

General Prosecution spokesperson during 2012 presidential elections Adel al-Saeed said the prosecution did not receive any reports about arresting those who attempted fraud, Al-Shorouq reported.

During the 2012 presidential elections, Saeed investigated with Al-Amiria Printing House, responsible for printing the copies of voting ballots, and summoned the printing house officials over an accusation of fraud, Al-Watan reported on June 16, 2012.

During the constitutional referendum and after the results, the Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement on Jan.19, 2014, accusing the interim administration of resulting fraud and that the administration attempted to cover its lack of legitimacy.

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