Cabinet secretary considers bill allowing expats to vote

March 25, 2012 16:01

Cabinet secretary Zvi Hauser is examining a revival of the "Omri Casspi Bill," which would allow Israeli citizens abroad to vote.

Hauser is reviewing a policy paper on the topic, and has yet to bring it to the cabinet's table for review, the Prime Minister's Office said on Sunday.

The paper, by the Jewish People Policy Institute, recommends legislation that would allow Israelis to vote in their first four years abroad, after registering at an Israeli consulate and declaring that they intend to return to Israel.

Similar legislation was discussed by the government last year, and was nicknamed the "Omri Casspi Bill" for the first Israeli to play in the NBA.

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