Parliament members receive electronic voting smart cards
Parliament members receive electronic voting smart cards
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CAIRO: Smart cards for the newly-introduced electronic voting system were delivered to the 226 Egyptian parliament members who won in the first phase, ahead of a simulation session scheduled for early December, Youm7 reported.

The parliament is scheduled to convene its first session late December or early January.

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“A photo of the member and his name are placed on one side of the smart card while the other side has a chip and a directive arrow to show the member how to insert the card in a slot in front of his seat to register the vote,” secretary-general of the Egyptian House of Representatives Khaled al-Sadr told Al Ahram newspaper Monday.

He added that the new system had been installed and that its testing started Sunday.

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Several MPs expressed optimism regarding the new system.

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“It will ensure transparency in voting, increase attendance of the parliament members and it will definitely help that the voting process does not take a long time,” Mohamed al Desouky, parliament member representing Asyut city constituency told The Cairo Post Tuesday.

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