14 January 2014

Egypt: High Elections Committee Third Statement

1- All polling stations closed at 9:00 P.M.

2- Throughout the day, 19 additional absentee polling stations were added to meet the turnout increase.

3- The turnout was remarkable; therefore, some polling stations required the support of additional judges and administrative officials to facilitate the voting process.

4- The day has ended with no incidents affecting the voting process.

5- HEC confirms that it will not declare the referendum final result before it completely reviews absentee lists and compares them to voters' rolls. Therefore, double or repeated voting can be discovered and nullified if there is any. Such cases are to be reported to the general prosecution to take legal measures thereof.

6- HEC reiterates that it denies what was circulated in some media regarding the extension of voting days until Thursday. It confirms that voting process is to be conducted only on Two days according to the President's Decree to call for voting on the constitution.

7- HEC reiterates that the replacement of some judges in some polling stations was upon their request as they felt exhausted and were unable to continue working until the end of the day.

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