Early reports suggest that voter turnout is not as high as it was during the Egyptian parliamentary elections in November 2011, although it is a mixed picture across the country.
People are speculating on Twitter about why this may be, with some suggesting that the absence of the threat of fines or the weather could be a factor.
The complete lack of lines in front of poll stations makes me wonder if the long lines for parliament elections were due to threat of fines
Many people didn't vote today to avoid the crowds and scorching heat. I think the turnout will increase at night and tomorrow #Egyelections
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