Three days before Israel's official Election Day, members of the Israel Defense
Forces began to vote Saturday night at a special polling station at the Defense
Ministry compound in Tel Aviv.
Dozens of soldiers were expected to cast their
ballots there, while another 60 polling stations for soldiers were set to open
Sunday and Monday, Israel Radio reported.
On Tuesday, when polls open for the general public across Israel,
some 600 stationary and another 150 roving ballot boxes will be dispersed throughout
every IDF unit in the country, the radio said.
The chief elections coordinator for the IDF, Colonel Avi Baruch, said he
is determined to have every soldier everywhere exercise his or right right to vote. On
Election Day, the IDF will set up a control room in the Knesset so that the
army can respond quickly to any emergency situation that may arise.
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