In preparation for elections to the 24th Knesset, some 20,000 officers will be spread around 13,000 polling sites, alongside volunteers who will help together with Border Police to keep public order on election day.Israel Police conducted a special briefing Sunday to explain how they are preparing for various scenarios that may occur on election day, and how they will ensure the public's right to vote while dealing with the implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Police will focus efforts on areas where they suspect people may have intentions to interfere with elections.
Police operations will be conducted in the open and undercover, and police will respond to all complaints filed on the day.
In addition, they will handle crimes against freedom of expression and incitement and in the cyber unit will identify materials with incitement online.
Police also revealed that they have reached an agreement with the Central Election Committee about polling station supervisors filming abnormal event. Filming will not occur inside polling stations, but around the area in order to document in the case further action is needed. Some 3,500 officers will be assigned to this.
The police marked out 400 polling stations where they suspect voting infractions may occur and officers will be assigned to investigate reports from these stations. Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.