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Egypt to hold presidential elections in December 2023

Monday، 25 September 2023 10:45 PM

Egyptians will cast their votes in the 2024 Presidential Elections on December 10, 11, and 12, 2023 domestically, while eligible voters living abroad will vote on December 1, 2, and 3, 2023, announced Head of the Egyptian National Election Authority (NEA) Walid Hamza in a press conference on Monday.

“The presidential elections will be conducted under a full judiciary supervision, so that each judge will be assigned an electoral box,” said Hamza, adding that the window of nomination for those who want to run for the six-year presidential tenure openes in the period between October 5 to 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for the last day (October 14), in which applications shall be received until 2:00 p.m.

The presidential elections will be held in 10,085 polling stations nationwide.

In the following lines, ET publishes Egypt’s 2024 Presidential Election Timetable:

September 25, 2023

Eligible Egyptian voters were invited to cast their votes in the presidential elections

October 5-14, 2023

Presidential candidates shall submit their nominations in this 10-day period

October 16, 2023

The initial list of candidates and the number of their supporters will be announced by the NEA and published in the state-owned Al-Akhbar and Al-Gomhuria newspapers.

October 17-18, 2023

Complaints filed by the candidates shall be received from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over these two days.

October 19-21, 2023

The National Election Authority (NEA) shall examine and decide on the candidates' complaints

October 22, 2023

The NEA shall notify the candidates of their exclusion from the candidacy and the reasons of this exclusion

October 23-24, 2023

Excluded candidates can appeal against the exclusion decision from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

October 26, 2023:

Deciding on the candidates’ appeals

October 27-28, 2023

Referring the candidates’ appeals before the High Administrative Court.

October 29 to November 7, 2023

The High Administrative Court shall decide on the candidates’ appeals. The decision shall be published in the official gazette (Al-Waqa'i' al-Misriyya), Al-Akhbar and Al-Gomhuria newspapers.

November 8, 2023

The deadline for the candidates to withdraw from the presidential race, and choose their electoral symbols.

November 9, 2023

Names of the final candidates and their electoral symbols will be officially announced.

November 9, 2023

Election campaigning starts for all candidates

November 15, 2023

The deadline for nominees to waive their candidacy for another rival. The waivers shall be published in the official gazette, as well as Al-Akhbar and Al-Gomhuria newspapers within two days of waiving candidacy.

November 29, 2023

Election campaigns end and the electoral silence starts for voters living abroad at 12:00 a.m. on November 29.

December 1-2-3, 2023

Eligible Egyptian voters living abroad shall cast their ballots in the election from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. according to the local time of each country.

December 8, 2023

Election campaigns end and the electoral silence starts domestically from 12:00 a.m.

December 10, 11, 12, 2023

Voting process starts from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. over this three-day period.

December 13, 2023

The sorting out process will take place.

December 14, 2023,

The National Election Authority will receive appeals against the results of the sorting out process

December 15-16, 2023

Deciding on appeals submitted against results of the sorting out process

December 18, 2023

The results of the first round of elections and the number of voters will be announced and then published in the official gazette.

December 19, 2023

Election campaigning to resume for candidates in the run-off

December 19-20, 2023

Submitting complaints by candidates of the run-off

December 21-30, 2023

The High Administrative Court shall decide on the complaints submitted before it in the run-off

January 4, 2024

Election campaigning ends and the electoral silence starts for expat voters.

January 5, 6, 7, 2024

Eligible expat voters shall cast their votes from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in accordance with the local time of each country.

 January 7, 2024

Election campaigning ends and the electoral silence starts domestically.

January 8, 9, 10, 2024

Election voting will start domestically from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

January 11, 2024

The sorting out process will take place and the turnout of voters will be announced.

January 12, 2024

The National Election Authority will receive appeals against the results of the sort out process in the run-off

January 13-14

Deciding on the appeals against the run-off results following the sort-out process

January 16, 2024

The final results of the elections will be officially announced by the National Election Authority


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