Bill would permit Israelis to vote far from home

By
July 26, 2016 16:27

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Israeli voters will be enabled to cast ballots in any polling station in Israel, as long as they inform the Population Registry of their intentions 74 days ahead of a general election, according to a bill that was passed in its first reading in the Knesset Law Committee Monday.

The director-general of the Central Election Committee, Orly Adas, said the bill would primarily help university and yeshiva students.

Zionist Union MK Yoel Hasson warned that the bill could be used to manipulate votes. In an effort to prevent that from happening, the head of the Law Committee, Bayit Yehudi MK Nisan Slomiansky, said any alternative voting address submitted could only be used for one election without being renewed.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
September 21, 2018
86 confirmed dead in Tanzania ferry sinking

By REUTERS