Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA) called on eligible voters in Egypt and abroad to cast their ballots in the upcoming House of Representatives elections, scheduled to start on 21 October.
In a press conference in Cairo, head of the NEA Lasheen Ibrahim said the door for candidacy on the seats of the House of Representatives will open from 17 to 26 September, adding that potential candidates must begin their medical examination procedures right away.
The upcoming elections, which will be supervised by the judiciary, will kick off in two stages based on governorates, he said.
The first stage
The first stage will kick off for Egyptian expats from 21 to 23 October while it will kick off in Egypt on 25 and 26 October.
Election results of the first stage will be announced on 1 November, said the NEA.
The re-runs of the first stage will be held for Egyptians abroad from 21 to 23 November and in Egypt on 24 and 25 November.
The results of the first stage reruns will be announced on 30 November.
The second stage
The second stage will kick off for Egyptians abroad from 4 to 6 November and in Egypt on 7 and 8 November.
The results of the second stage elections will be announced on 15 November.
The reruns of the second stage will be held abroad from 5 to 7 December and in Egypt on 7 and 8 December.
The final results will be declared on 14 December, the head of the NEA said.
The upcoming House of Representatives will include 284 individual seats and 284 closed list seats.
The Senate elections held in August witnessed the lowest turnout of voters since 2011, where only 8.95 million (14.23 percent) cast their ballots during the first round.