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Egypt eases voting restrictions for constitution referendum

By-Ahram

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Tuesday ,07 January 2014

Egypt eases voting restrictions for constitution referendum

Interim President Adly Mansour amended the political rights law on Monday. Citizens can now vote at polling stations not affiliated to their registered addresses in the upcoming constitution referendum.

Special polling stations will be designated to receive voters who do not reside at their registered addresses.
 
Voters in parliamentary polls in 2011, as well as the presidential election and constitution referendum in 2012 had to vote at specific polling stations linked to the addresses mentioned on their national identity card or passport.
 
A large percentage of voters live far from their registered address, making it difficult to vote.
 
The decision should encourage more voters to participate in the referendum, which is scheduled for 14 and 15 January.