53% of Israel's prisoners exercise right to vote

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 28, 2006 19:18

Voting has closed in Israel's prisons, and a total of 53 percent of the 9000 prisoners eligible to vote in the elections for the 17th Knesset exercised their right. One-quarter of the nation's prisoners refused to vote until they received an Israeli ID card, while another 20% refused to have an ID card processed for them so that they could vote, Israel Radio reported.


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