Egypt Independent

Interior Ministry: Voting will be by ID number, no need to register

Voters will be able to vote by showing their identification cards on voting day, said an Interior Ministry statement on Thursday.

“It has been decided that the participation and voting of citizens on the constitutional amendments referendum and the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections will be via identification cards,” said the statement.

“There is no need for citizens to visit police stations and precincts or to present applications in this regard, and they do not need to register in any electoral lists,” it said.

The statement went on, “The lists will be prepared by means of the identification card data system. The Interior Ministry will announce the locations of polling stations shortly via the Ministry’s electoral administration.”

A security source said the voters can go to the nearest polling station and vote after showing their identification cards.  The source went on to say that there is no need for using election cards, known as “pink cards,” as the new law cancels the old one. The number of voters in upcoming elections is expected to reach 42 million, said the source.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.