Many voters were under no illusions the turmoil would end.
‘‘I don’t trust the Brotherhood anymore and I don’t trust the opposition either. We are forgotten, the most miserable and the first to suffer,’’ said Azouz Ayesh, sitting with his neighbors as their cattle grazed in a nearby field in the Fayoum countryside.
He said a ‘‘yes’’ would bring stability and a ‘‘no’’ would mean no stability. But, he added, ‘‘I will vote against this constitution.’’
Associated Press writers Maggie Michael in Fayoum, Egypt, and Aya Batrawy, in Cairo, contributed to this report.