The Operation Room of the Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs monitored a huge turnout of the Egyptian communities in all states during the first day of the referendum on the constitutional amendments.
The room recorded that the eligible voters flocked to polling stations in several countries in Africa, especially in Ethiopia, Chad, and Cameroon.
It also monitored the influx of Egyptian communities in France, the Netherlands, Britain, the United States, Afghanistan, South Korea, Qatar, and Turkey at the headquarters of various Egyptian diplomatic missions.
Meanwhile, the room has received about 70 inquiries so far, mainly on the distance the voters had to take to reach polling stations, so it communicated with the figures of the Egyptian communities abroad, especially the Gulf states and buses were provided to transport voters to the polling stations.
The room also monitored inquiries about the possibility of voting in the form of a passport or a copy of the national ID card, and the concerned officials in the room said that passports or national ID cards must be presented so that voters could exercise their rights.
“There were also some inquiries about the places and dates of the voting on the constitutional amendments in a number of different countries,” the room said, adding that they were given all the details.
In its reply to an inquiry about the existence of voting committees in Libya, the room says that there are no voting committees there because of the security situation.
Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram called upon all parties concerned to keep communicating with Egyptian communities abroad about any possible inquiries.