CAIRO: As the parliament elections are set to kick off in Egypt Sunday, the High Elections Committee (HEC,) the body regulating elections’ affairs, published a booklet containing guiding rules and warnings against violations during the polling process.
HEC listed a number of “crimes” voters should avoid while casting their ballots; it designed a slogan “Follow your conscience…to decide your fate,” Youm7 reported Saturday.
Violators are vulnerable to face criminal trials had they committed any of the following crimes:
- Stealing, hiding or damaging voting cards (ballots)
- Printing or circulating voting ballots via any medium without permission
- Voting more than one time
- Voting although non-eligible
- Insulting, threatening or using violence with head of polling stations
- Using any means of intimidation to affect the electoral process
- Damaging or destroying buildings, facilities or means of transport used in the elections, with the intention to impede the process
- Using force, intimidation or bribing a person to not vote, or vote for specific candidates
- Publishing or broadcasting false news about elections or any of the candidates
- Posing as another person while casting the ballot
- Stealing, damaging or tampering with the box which contains the voting ballots