Notary legal members trained to use tablets for elections
YOUM7 (Archive)
By RANDA EL-BANNA

CAIRO: Legal members of the notary began training to use electronic tablets and barcode systems to prepare for the presidential elections from March 19 to 26.

Employees of the notary decided to suspend their strike for three months, as their representatives agreed with Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, member of the Board of Directors of the Notary Judges Club Moamen Khairallah told The Cairo Post Sunday.

About 600 legal members of the notary are responsible for compiling the authorizations from citizens, required for presidential candidates, and all legal procedure for elections, official spokesperson of the Notary Judges Club, Deif el-Naggar told The Cairo Post Wednesday.

Presidential candidates are required to obtain 25,000 written authorizations from citizens from at least 15 governorates before a candidate is considered.

“Legal members of the notary agreed to end their strike without achieving any gains, [although] these gains were described as “rightful” by Mahlab. They did so for the greater good of their country and to help complete the road map,” Naggar continued.

Naggar added that notary members face many problems that require radical solutions. He stated that the decision for the notary to use tablets came without instating special security forces in the polling stations, and as such the notaries are susceptible to thefts.

Further, Naggar said that the members who were chosen are not technologically equipped, and the state has no backup plans if any errors took place, including human errors, especially as only 600 individuals are responsible for registering people from different governorates, added Naggar.

“If any notary members makes a technical mistake there is no law to penalize him,” Naggar added.

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