Observers Without Borders - a human rights group monitoring the referendum - reported on Saturday violations that affect the integrity of the voting process.
The group listed a number of irregularities committed by the electoral commission and violations practiced by all political currents to influence the voters' choice.
The most prevailing violations observed were:
- Delay in opening the polling stations, in some cases the delay was up to 3 hours.
- Employees of the polling stations were arrived late in Qena and Fayoum.
- The number of employees was insufficient which led to the complaints of judges.
- Overcrowding and lack of order in front of polling stations.
- Deliberate stalling of voters.
- Religious slogans are used to urge voters into voting yes. . Political Islam Parties mobilize voters for a "yes" vote.
- The main road to polling stations was cut off in Qena.
- Absence of phosphoric ink and if available it is easily removed.
- Media representatives were not allowed near polling stations in Fayoum.
- The Supreme Committee for Elections instructed judges not to show their identification if the voters requested so.
- Liberal parties use short Messaging Service (SMS) to urge voters to say "no".
- Left-wingers, liberals and Islamists propagate around the polling stations to vote in accordance with their position on the constitution.
- Presence of the "revolving ballot" which contributes to vote-rigging.