IDF expects higher than usual voter turnout among soldiers

January 22, 2013 16:31


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The current round of elections will see a higher than usual voter turnout among soldiers, the IDF estimated on Tuesday.

In past elections, some 58 percent of soldiers on combat duty took part, but this year, the percentage should be higher, said deputy elections headquarters chairman for the IDF, Alon Solomon.The increase in the numbers of voting soldiers can be explained by the current generation of soldiers, who "are curious youths realizing their right to vote for the first time in their lives," and which is keen on experiencing the voting process, Solomon added.

IDF soldiers collectively make up six to seven mandates of the national total of 120. "That's a significant and influential number," he said.

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