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  • Wednesday ,28 May 2014

Low turnout on second day of presidential election - sources

By Aswat Masriya

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Wednesday ,28 May 2014

Low turnout on second day of presidential election - sources
The turnout on the second day of Egypt's presidential election is low, a judge at one of the polling stations said. 
Monday's turnout, especially in the early hours, was noticeably higher, the judge told Aswat Masriya.  He added that he had expected the turnout to increase on Tuesday following the cabinet's decision to announce the day a holiday. 
The National Council for Human Rights has said in a statement that the turnout has been low at most polling stations on Tuesday. 
The council noted that one of the problems is that many voters are unable to cast their votes due to being registered in governorates other than those were they are located in. 
The council asked the Presidential Elections Commission, that's supervising the vote, to fix that problem. 
The commission's operation room had said that some polling stations saw more voters than others on the first day of the vote, pointing to a higher turnout among female voters.
The council has received 23 complaints since the beginning of the second day, most relating to the delayed opening of polling stations. 
Egyptians began voting in a two-day presidential election on Monday. Competing in the race are former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi.