Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) Saturday said it will provide technical support to the National Elections Authority (NEA) to operate its electoral systems of the presidential election.
The ministry will provide technical support for the NEA’s results collecting program, which is installed on 400 laptops equipped with secured communication lines in the electoral committees, in order to count results centrally at the NEA’s data center, in preparation for announcing results of the election.
Cooperation between the Communications Ministry and the NEA entails several aspects, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
The ministry has dispatched a number of the technical cadres to render the electoral process successful since the start of the preparations phase in September 2023, then the phase of endorsements in October 2023 and the phase of holding the election for Egyptians living abroad, the statement read.
As many as 800 automated ID readers and printers were distributed to the notary public offices nationwide in the endorsement stage, the statement added.
Meanwhile, 270 ID and passport readers alongside 137 laptops were used at Egyptian embassies and consulates during the phase of holding elections abroad, according to the statement.