Different governorates finalize presidential elections preparations
An Egyptian woman ballots her vote during the last presidential elections in Egypt - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Different governorates are finalizing the preparations required before the presidential elections, set to take place on May 26-27, Youm7 reported Thursday.

A lists of employees to assist judges during the electoral process were submitted by the governors to the security authorities to check the names and ensure the absence of any members of the Muslim Brotherhood or any political party.

In Ismailia, the governor told Youm7 that preparations are ongoing in the poll stations in the governorate.

Regarding securing the elections, the Interior Ministry has designated a security plan, including 300,000 policemen to secure the polling stations, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm on April 11.

The ministry’s plan includes securing the polling stations and judges, as well as securing the voting process itself until the end of the count, and securing the streets in the phase following the announcement of the results.

Meanwhile, in Sohag, the governor told Youm7 that the elections will take place inside the same polling stations that hosted the constitutional referendum in January.

He added that their security plan includes coordination with the Sohag Security Directorate and the armed forces.

Furthermore, he noted that the voters will be inspected before entering the polling stations to avoid the occurrence of any problems.

In Beni Suef, the governor told Youm7 that the lists were not finalized yet as many employees are set to assist the judges during the process.

Reporting by Ahmed Hassan.

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