CAIRO: Egypt’s High Elections Committee (HEC) has allocated a telephone hotline to receive complaints from citizens about violations in the parliamentary elections, Youm7 reported.
“The hotline 16923 is dedicated to receive complaints related to elections or breach of electoral silence,” HEC said in a statement Saturday.
According to the timetable set by the High Elections Committee; campaign silence begins Oct. 16 at noon, and the voting for Egyptians abroad begins Oct. 17 and 18 while the vote for Egyptians inside Egypt is scheduled for Oct. 18 and 19.
Fourteen governorates in Upper Egypt and the West Delta will vote in the first stage, with 226 of the seats going to individual candidates and 60 to electoral lists.
The vote for Egyptian expats in 139 countries kicked off Saturday for two days.
On its webpage, the HEC has posted a complaint form to allow citizens submit their complaints online.
Egypt’s House of Representatives will comprise of 596 members, with 448 to be elected as independents, 120 through the winner-take-all party lists system, with 28 seats to be appointed by the president, HEC announced in a news conference late August.
Egypt has not had a parliament since June 2012, after the Islamist-dominated People’s Assembly was dissolved per a court order about six months after its election.