"We're in 2013 and should definitely consider this," said Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar (Likud - Yisrael Beiteinu). The Interior Ministry Finance Committee presented a plan to switch over to electronic voting for both Knesset elections and local municipal elections. "Of course, not those that take place in three months," MK Sa'ar added, referring to the upcoming elections for mayor and city council throughout the country.
Up until now, Israel has retained its tried-and-truth traditional method of sticking paper ballots into boxes and counting them by hand. The committee discussed the costs of installing electronic machines and the savings once the switch would be completed.