Registration for constitution referendum opens for Egyptians abroad
Egyptian expats can register starting 12 October to vote in the upcoming referendum on amendments to the 2012 Constitution
Ahram Online, Saturday 12 Oct 2013
Egypt’s Supreme Electoral Commission has announced that Egyptians residing abroad can now register for the upcoming constitutional referendum, state news agency MENA reported Saturday.
A high judicial source told MENA that registration for Egyptian expats began Saturday, 12 October, and will continue until 1 December or the official call for a referendum, whichever is sooner.
The commission also decided to restructure the committee responsible for updating the database for Egyptian voters at home and members of national judicial bodies who will supervise the referendum.
Egypt’s 2012 Constitution was suspended 3 July when the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi amid mass nationwide demonstrations against his rule.
A 50-member committee is currently delegated with amending the 2012 Constitution. Committee chairman Amr Moussa said Wednesday that a final draft of the amended constitution would be complete by end of November.