Central Elections Committee prepares to tally absentee ballots

The Central Elections Committee says it has started preparing to tally the absentee ballots cast in double envelopes by members of security forces, prisoners, diplomats, COVID-19 patients, those in quarantine and more.

The process consists of registering the details of those who voted in absentee ballots and comparing them to the details of those who voted in regular ballot stations, to make sure nobody voted twice.

The count itself will start tonight, the CEC says.

Before that, the remaining 3% of regular votes will be counted and their results will be updated publicly.