State Rep. Mike Foley (D-Cleveland) is in Egypt this week to serve as a monitor for the country’s first election since the July ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi. In the election slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, Egyptians will be asked to take the first step in rebuilding the Egyptian government by ratifying a new national constitution.
“Fair elections are vital to any democracy,” said Rep. Foley. “But for an accomplished nation undertaking a bold transition to democracy, the electoral process is even more important. I feel fortunate to play a small role in something so pivotal.”
As an election observer, Rep. Foley will be charged with monitoring the referendum process at his assigned post in Cairo. He will partake in elections activities including the opening of polls, casting of ballots, and vote counting and tabulation to help ensure fairness and integrity in Egypt’s electoral system.