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  9/10/2013, Tishrei 6, 5774

Moved Recently? Registration for Mayor Elections Ending


There are only two days left to change one's address before municipal elections on October 22nd. Most Israeli cities will hold elections for mayor and city council representatives. Israeli citizens will be able to vote according to the address listed on their teudat zehut (Israeli ID card). If one has moved recently, the new address must be changed by September 12th. Otherwise one must vote in the city they are registered as being a resident.

Municipal elections are held every five years. Unlike Knesset elections, voters can chose one cote for mayor and a second vote for a party on city council.

In the Jerusalem elections Mayor Nir Barkat of the Jerusalem Will Succeed party is running for a second term. Moshe Lion of the Likud - Yisrael Beiteinu Jerusalem list is running as well. Lion worked for the past five years as head of the Jerusalem Development Authority and previously was the head of Israel Railways.

Also running is Arieh King on the Outlying Neighborhoods Slate. He is the head of the Israel Land Fund which advocates for Jewish neighborhoods in post 1967 districts.

A fourth candidate is Yosef "Pepe" Alalu, a long-time city council member from the Meretz Party. He is running on a joint Meretz - Labor Party slate.