Local Elections

1.25 million people have voted so far - over 6% lower than last time

The voting rate now stands at 17.7% as of 13:00, a significant drop compared to previous elections.

Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch doing her democratic duty. (Photo: Yaakov Lederman/Flash90)

Local elections continue: according to Interior Ministry data, the overall voting rate throughout the country stands at 17.7% as of 1pm Israel time, amounting to some 1,256,916 voters. This is a significant decline compared to the numbers in the last round of local elections, when the numbers stood at 24%.

The highest voting rates were registered in Kiryat Ono (55.2%), Segev Shalom (48.9%), Kuseife (40%), Yafi’ (38.1%), Rechasim (35.8%), Zarzir (35.8%), and Ein Ma’ahal (34.5%). As far as the major cities, the voting rate has increased to 16.3% in Tel Aviv and stands at 15.2% in Haifa. The rate is just 12% in Jerusalem, 14.8% in Be'er Sheva, 19.2% in Ashdod, 18% in Bnei Brak, and 13.1% in Rishon Letziyon.

Breaking it down by area: Judea and Samaria registered the highest voting rates with 22.7% - meaning that more than a fifth have already voted. 21.6% have voted in the North, 9.1% in the South, and 17.4% in central Israel.


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