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‎ Senate elections process

Thursday، 30 July 2020 01:41 PM

After approving the Senate Elections Law ratified  by the House of Representatives, The National Elections Authority issued a set of decisions regulating the electoral process, and the procedures of running for elections as follow:

First: Calling  voters  to the Senate elections

Concerning resolution No. 32 of 2020

·        Voters, whose names are registered in the voter base, are requested to vote at the headquarters of the sub-election committees for the Senate elections.

·        Egyptian elections will be held abroad, on Sunday and Monday, 9th and 10th August.

·         Elections will be held for Egyptians locally, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 11st  and 12nd  August.

·        In case of repatriation, the abroad elections will be on the 6th and 7th of next September.

·        Repatriation will be held for Egyptians inside, on 8th and 9th September.


Second: The procedural timetable for the elections


Resolution no 33 of 2020 stated that: Senate elections will be held at the level of the Republic according to the following schedule:







Calling voters, announcing the electoral and procedural timetable for the elections, news about cultural activities and the activity of cultural institutions










ReceivIng and examining applications for candidacy daily from 9 am to 5 pm and the work ends on the last day at 2 pm.



From Saturday to next saturday







Eight days, including presentation of medical examinations results


Announcing the disclosure of candidates’ names, symbols, and publishing it in Al-Akhbar and Al-Gomhoria newspapers, then appealing it in the Administrative Court.



Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday









Three Days


Administrative Court adjudication in appeals


Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday








Three Days

Announcing the final list of candidates and starting the electoral publicity period.









The last date for abandoning









Publishing the abandons in Al-Akhbar and Al-Gomhoria newspapers.










Beginning of election silence period





12 Pm according to the local time for each country


Abroad elections


Sunday and Monday






Two days


Local elections


Tuesday and Wednesday






Two days


Last date for submitting grievances to the General Committee and referring them to the commission



Not later than 24 hours after the General Committee announces the numerical counting of votes


Adjudicate on grievances



Within 24 hours from the date of submitting to the authority


Notify the petitioner of deficiencies of authority’s decision




Within 24 hours of its release date

Announcing the results and publishing them in the official gazette and in Al-Akhbar and Al-Gomhoria newspapers





Resuming election campaigning on the run-off







Appealing the authority’s decision to announce the result



Thursday and Friday




2 Days


The Administrative Court adjudication of appeals



From Saturday to Monday





10 Days


Beginning of election silence period





12 Pm according to the local time for each country

Re/elections abroad

Sunday and Mondat





2 Days

Re-election at home


Tuesday and Wednesday




2 Days


Adjudication grievances related to polling and counting, announcing the result and publishing it in the official gazette, and in Al-Akhbar and Al-Gomhoria newspapers



Not later than Wednesday







Third: Candidate nominations, its dates and procedures

Under resolution no (34) for 2020, Candidate nominations for the Council’s membership will take place from Saturday, 11/7/2020 to Saturday 18/7/2020.

 Applications are submitted daily from 9 :00 am until 9:00 om except for the last day until 2 :00 pm  and the Candidates, individual or on list, are obliged to submit a declaration stating that no judicial rulings have been issued against them.


Fourth: Medical examination

Decision No.35 clarifies that the candidate must apply for the necessary medical examination to show that he is free of mental and psychological diseases, and that he is not a drug user, in hospitals specified by the Ministry of Health and Population.

Hospitals and laboratories conduct the necessary medical examinations, taking right thumb print for the candidate and a recent photocopy of him.

The results present to the candidate for submission to the National Elections Authority, which has previously clarified hospitals and laboratories for that.


Fifth: Resolution No.36 supplementing Resolution (34) and (35) regarding candidacy

Resolution (36) clarified that the candidate in the individual and slate systems must submit the medical form with the application for candidacy, which clarifies that he is free from mental illnesses, and not from drug users as defined in Resolution (35), with an obligation to submit a declaration not to issue judgments against them according to what is stated in the decision (34).

Sixth: Formation and tasks of the committees that follow the elections

As Resolution (37) for 2020, committees are formed to follow up the conduct of elections headed by chiefs of courts, membership of judges and advisers, members of electoral bodies, and the committee receives candidates' requests, makes sure of it and that it meets the requirements for candidacy.


Seventh: Forming committees to examine candidacy applications and decide upon them and announce the names of the candidates

Resolution (38) came to clarify the formation of committees which examine the candidates' applications ‎, headed by a judge with the rank of chief of court (A) and membership of two judges from the competent court of first instance and a representative of the Ministry of Interior, and the committee examines the requests and makes sure of their integrity.


Eighth: Rules for allocating electoral symbols

Resolution No. (39) clarified the electoral symbols for the candidates of both the individual and the slate systems.


Ninth: Local and foreign civil society organizations following up senate elections

Resolution No. (40) clarified that the rules and conditions mentioned in the decision of the National Elections Authority (No. 22) for 2019 to establish a database for registering civil society organizations and others to follow up on the elections and referendums, are applied on the Senate elections.


Tenth: media coverage

Resolution No. (41) clarified that the rules and conditions set by the National Elections Authority in Resolution No. (23) for 2019 to establish a database of media coverage of elections and referendums, are applied also on the elections of the Senate.

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