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  11/5/2013, Kislev 2, 5774

Voting Rights Abroad for Civil Servants


The Knesset Committee for Constitution, Justice and Law approved the first reading today (Tuesday) of legislation that will give employees of national institutions who have been sent to posts abroad the right to vote in the 20th Knesset elections. The law was introduced by MK’s Yariv Levin and David Tzur.

Under the existing law, the entitlement to vote at diplomatic and consular missions is solely for civil servants or employees of the Jewish Agency, the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish National Fund, or Keren Hayesod who are abroad because of their work.

Included, too, would be the spouses of the employees as well as children under 20, should they choose to vote.