Ministry: Expats to participate in Senate election only via express mail
Saturday، 08 August 2020 - 03:34 PM
Legal Adviser to the Minister of Immigration and Egyptia Expatriates Affairs Adel Omran said that expats will not be allowed to submit their ballot papers to Egyptian embassies by hand for the upcoming Senate elections.
The National Election Authority (NEA) introduced the postal voting mechanism, asking eligible voters abroad to cast their ballots via express mail, to facilitate the voting process for them given the anti-COVID-19 measures adopted by some states which ban public gatherings, Omran said in response to inquiries sent to the ministry's relevant operations room.
The authority has not yet considered voting by email, Omran added, stressing that the express mail mechanism is the only option available.
Egyptians living abroad are expected to cast their ballots on August 9-10.