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      Likud Voting to Continue Another Day

      The Likud’s election committee decides that due to the many computer glitches, the party’s primaries will continue on Monday as well.
      By Elad Benari
      First Publish: 11/25/2012, 11:31 PM

      Likud supporter arrives in Jerusalem to vote
      Likud supporter arrives in Jerusalem to vote
      Israel news photo: Flash 90

      The Likud’s election committee decided on Sunday night that due to the many computer glitches reported during the day, the party’s primaries will continue on Monday as well.

      Polls will open at 11:00 a.m. on Monday and will close at 9:00 p.m. If all goes well, results are expected by late Monday night.

      Polls on Sunday were originally scheduled to close at 10:00, but earlier in the evening the voting was extended to midnight because of the computer malfunction that prevented many people from voting earlier.

      By 9:30 p.m., 46% of registered members -- 56,684 people in all -- had voted. Figures released shortly after 11:00 p.m. indicated that 50% of the members had voted. While the computer system had mostly been back on track by Sunday evening, there were many complaints that the malfunctions had continued in the evening.

      According to a report in Army Radio, the Likud is considering filing a lawsuit against Amanet, the company that is in charge of the computerized vote.

      Meanwhile, the Labor party has announced that it will continue preparations for its primaries, scheduled for Thursday, using the same computerized voting system as the Likud uses.

      Sources in the Labor party told Army Radio that they are preparing for any scenario and that paper ballots were prepared in case of any technical problems.