Jerusalem, 8 January 2001

Elections for Prime Minister: Arrangements for voting abroad, at prisons, detention facilities and hospitals
(Communicated by the Knesset Spokesman)

A. Voting at Israeli missions abroad

99 polling stations will be stationed at Israeli diplomatic missions around the world. 3,171 people are registered to vote at these stations.

The first polling station to open will be in Wellington, New Zealand. It will open at 23:00 Israel time on Wednesday, 24.1.2001, and close at 10:00 Israel time on Thursday, 25.1.2001.

The polling stations on the west coast of the US (Los Angeles and San Francisco) will open at 19:00 Israel time on Thursday, 25.1.2001, and close at 06:00 Israel time on Friday, 26.1.2001.

The smallest polling station – with three registered voters – will be in Alexandria, Egypt.

The largest polling station – with 335 registered voters – will be in New York City.

The following people are eligible to vote at the 99 aforementioned polling stations: State employees and employees of The Jewish Agency for Israel, the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish National Fund, and Keren Hayesod who are stationed abroad for work purposes. Family members of the foregoing (including children under 20) are also eligible to vote at these polling stations.

B. Voting in prisons and detention facilities

42 polling stations will be set up at 28 installations: 31polling stations will be set up in prisons and 11 at detention facilities. Eight of these 42 polling stations will be mobile.

C. Voting in hospitals

184 polling stations will be set up in 177 hospitals and medical facilities (having more than 50 beds). 49 of these polling stations will be mobile. Approximately 42,000 patients and staff are expected to cast their ballots at these 184 stations.

Voting at polling stations abroad, in prisons and detention facilities, and in hospitals will be done via the double-envelope system.  

 Arrangements for voting abroad- at prisons- detention facilities and hospitals-8-Jan-2001
 Arrangements for voting abroad- at prisons- detention facilities and hospitals-8-Jan-2001
Elections February 2001 – Special Update