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  7/17/2013, Av 10, 5773

Jewish Agency Employees to Be Able to Vote Abroad


The Knesset approved a preliminary reading of a bill that would allow Jewish Agency emissaries abroad to vote in Israeli elections. Currently Israeli citizens are not allowed to vote from foreign countries and must arrive in person to their local designated voting location. Only ambassadors and other high ranking state employees may vote from abroad. The new bill would change the law to allow others serving the state from abroad to vote as well at an Israeli embassy. The bill was submitted by Member of Knesset Yariv Levin (Likud - Yisrael Beiteinu) and MK David Tzur (HaTenuah).