3 December 2012

Egypt: HEC Discusses Supervising Referendum On Constitution

Amid controversy in the legal community about the judicial supervision on the new draft constitution referendum on December 15th, the Higher Elections Commission (HEC) led by Counselor Samir Abu El-Ma'aty, head of Cairo Appeals Court held a meeting yesterday 2/12/2012 to prepare for the task of supervising the referendum. All members of the commission attended the meeting.

The meeting discussed the basics of the supervision on the voting process, in addition to preparing polling stations and voting times.

The ballot card format, in which citizens will tick yes or no, was approved. The national printing house was informed to start printing ballot cards after determining the number of voters at home and abroad according to the voters' database.

Moreover, all judicial bodies entrusted with supervising the referendum were addressed to provide the commission with all data of judges who will share in the supervision of the referendum process.

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