Egypt's governorates are gearing up to vote Saturday 22/12/2012 in the second round of referendum on the draft constitution.
In the governorates, preparations have been near complete for the referendum on the nation's new constitution.
Egypt's military has assumed responsibility for protecting state institutions and maintaining security during the two stages of the constitutional referendum.
The first stage of the referendum took place on Saturday, December 15, where an estimated 31 percent of voters in 10 governorates went to the polls.
Emergency has been stepped up for the second stage, to take place on Saturday, December 22, in the 17 governorates of Giza, Qalyubia, Menofia, Beheira, Kafr El-Sheikh, Damietta, Ismailia, Port Said, Suez, Matrouh, the Red Sea, New Valley Beni Suef, Fayyoum, Minya, Luxor and Qena.