began voting on Sunday in local municipal elections in several military bases on
Sunday. The remainder of bases are due to allow soldiers to vote on Monday and
Soldiers will be presented with a list of candidates in their
place of residence to enable them to make a selection.
Col. Avi Baruch,
head of the IDF's local elections headquarters, said voting began at 8:00 a.m.
at several bases on Sunday, and that on Monday, polls will open at posts
bordering Egypt, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria, as well as far flung positions in the
On Tuesday, the day of the elections, 500 IDF bases will allow
soldiers to vote, and an additional 200 mobile voting stations will open, Bauch
Like civilians, soldiers will cast one vote for a municipal party
and a second for the mayoral candidate.
Previous local elections, held in
2008, saw a low voter turnout among soldiers, 39 percent of whom cast a