Representatives of Israel abroad began voting - for the second time in 5 months: 13 days before Election Day in Israel, and there are those who are already throwing a ballot. Over 5,000 Israeli voters who are abroad due to their work will elect their representatives for the 22nd Knesset. The last time they took part in the democratic process was only last April, so the elections were held for the 21st Knesset.
State employees and representatives of national institutions serving abroad may elect to represent the country in which they serve. Among the voters: civil servants (including soldiers), Jewish Agency workers for Palestine, Jewish National Fund employees, founders and the World Zionist Organization - and, of course, their spouses. .
The first voters will be in Wellington, New Zealand, and they will do so tonight, Israel time. After them - Israeli embassy workers in Canberra, Australia will vote. The latter will be in San Francisco on Friday morning. Each of those voters abroad who want to exercise their democratic right will reach the relevant Israeli representative office, 97 of which have been opened in 77 countries around the world.
Voting is done through external envelopes, more commonly known as "double envelopes": the voter will receive from the ballot committee a voting envelope, go behind the curtain, put in the envelope that received a ballot paper of his choice and close the envelope. This voting envelope, will be inserted into an external (double) envelope, on which voter information (name, identity number and address) will be entered and it will be entered into the ballot box.
At the end of the election day at Israeli representative offices abroad, the ballot boxes will be sent to Israel. In the country.