7 December 2013

Egypt: Polling Stations Getting Prepared for Upcoming Vote - Minister

Photo: Ahmed Abd El-Fatah
A voter showed off his ink-blotted finger during the last referendum on constitutional amendments to signify he had voted (file photo).

Egypt's governorates started early arrangements for the upcoming referendum on the constitution and have been coordinating with relevant bodies to prepare polling stations, Local Development Minister Adel Labib said.

The preparations are also covering venues for judicial committees that will supervise the referendum and residences for judges and supervisors, Labib said in statements Saturday.

The governorates have already taken measures to select and set up polling stations for voters and make sure that all utilities are installed within, he added.

Instructions were given to all governorates to ensure the presence of ambulances and fire engines outside each vote counting committee and offer seats for the elderly inside polling stations, he said.

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