The National Election Authority (NEA) is coordinating with the Ministry of Sports and Youths to hand all judges overseeing Egypt’s presidential elections the papers of the electoral process at indoor sports hall instead of the headquarters of the courts of first instance as it was applied before.
In press statements Monday, head of the authority counselor Lashin Ibrahim said the Ministry of Youths and Sports was officially notified of the authority’s request and it agreed to open its indoor sports halls across the nation to judges tasked with supervising the presidential polls.
He noted that such kind of halls will absorb large numbers of judges and avoid unnecessary traffic congestion as most of Egypt’s courts of first instance are located in the heart of residential areas.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim stressed that the authority is keen to offer all needed facilities to elderly people and disabled persons to be able to cast their votes in elections easily.
Talks are under way with bodies concerned to set up elections committees in the first floors of the schools and elections headquarters involved in the electoral process, he added.
Egypt’s presidential elections are scheduled for March 26-28 and will see two candidates competing for the presidency, namely incumbent President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Ghad Party head Mousa Mostafa Mousa. (MENA)