The National Election Authority (NEA) said the voting process on the first day of elections ran smoothly despite a few violations reported by observers and candidates’ campaigns.
The NEA said the operation time of some polling stations was extended past its initial time, 9 pm, due to the high turnout.
A total of 67 million Egyptians are eligible to vote in the three-day elections.
The electoral process is being supervised by 15,000 judges distributed at 11,631 sub-committees across 9,376 polling stations countrywide.
The presidential candidates, including the frontrunner and incumbent president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, cast their votes early Sunday at their respective polling stations.
El-Sisi, seeking reelection for the third time under the star symbol, faces competition from three other candidates in this election.
Among the contenders is Farid Zahran, the leader of the leftist opposition Social Democratic Party, with the sun as his electoral symbol; Abdel-Sanad Yamama, who represents the Wafd party and whose electoral symbol is the palm tree; and Hazem Omar, the candidate from the People's Republican Party who uses the ladder as his electoral symbol.