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With elections for the local neighborhood councils scheduled for December, the municipality is seeking new ways to ensure “satisfactory” results. Until now, residents could participate in the voting process without having to prove anything other than that their private address is in the neighborhood where they are voting.In Kiryat Hayovel, this rule raised fears that haredi residents, usually well-organized, would vote in a bloc, causing the secular residents to lose control over the local council board, even though the ultra-Orthodox presence in the neighborhood constitutes only a small minority.
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