The law dealing with surplus votes – meaning, those given to parties that don’t
pass the threshold or those a party receives that don’t make up the number
needed for a Knesset seat – is called the Bader- Ofer Law after Gahal MK Yohanan
Bader and Alignment MK Avraham Ofer, who proposed it in 1973.
polls close at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, all eligible votes are counted. The threshold
for a party to enter the Knesset is 2 percent of eligible votes, which in 2009
The number is expected to be higher this year, as more
citizens are able to vote.