About 80 percent of the vote in elections, soldiers

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In recent months, has successfully completed extensive preparations now for the voters of the deployment of hundreds of polling stations. “Voices of soldiers” equivalent to about 7 mandates and in doing everything to enable anyone, anywhere, to vote and influence

תאריך: 23/01/2013, 10:05    
מחבר: רותם פסו, אתר צה”ל

Writing in the achievement at the vote in the elections, about 80 percent of the total.
The soldiers used their right and voted democratic. It recorded many of gap percentage relative to the index. The 19th general election opened yesterday (Tuesday) nationwide in the IDF: IDF election headquarters, headed by Colonel AVI barouh, and ready to carry out the process and ensuring the right of soldiers to vote. From Kiryat Shmona to Eilat, Bayou and Tel Aviv campus – all mapped areas towards the realization of the selection process.

Three months held in Israeli election day voters and mapped the distribution of units and commands. “We have explored all reserves, raising operational and Government troops are on the ground,” said the IDF site Vice Chairman election headquarters, Lieutenant Colonel Alon Salomon. Throughout IDF appointed Committee members polls and extensive training to mission work. “The members of the committees are in the cards, and they also voted function for the first time,” explained Lieutenant Colonel Salomon. For advocacy activities conducted a meeting with the Chairman of the Central Election Commission, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein in the presence of members of the Election Committee and the election of officers of the IDF regions and commands.
“Where they received their Toolbox – tutorials, and reviews concerning the practical voting ballot, mobile polling details etc. We had demonstrations, and the training and command selected polling Committee members by distinct criteria, “explained Lieutenant Colonel Salomon.

In doing all that is necessary in order not to have surprises. 755 IDF units were deployed at all polling stations, 81 “polls” reserve (in reserve) for opening according to need. In addition, 150 polling stations are mobile and move between multiple units and used mainly small units. “Miners vehicles to move them from one place to another, the process is controlled. Each officer appointed or cards to learn the drive axis, the position of the units and the schedule. After voting in these polling stations to sign the Commander or the single statement indicated that soldiers were unable to vote. A keeper to the mast.
Kitchen – must allow everyone to vote, “said Lieutenant Colonel Salomon. In large bases, like Rabin base (Carrière) in Tel Aviv or camp tzrifin in Rishon Lezion – posted anymore.
A single cards.

Expect the voting percentages are higher than average in the population

Unlike other citizens of the State of Israel, the IDF there is legal to start a vote 72 hours before the polls closed because of operational needs. Already on Saturday opened a campus cards to ensure the realization of the right of voting to fly abroad in the coming days. “The IDF is an army, and we must continue the routine task alongside ensuring right of choice”, said Lieutenant Colonel Salomon. Today vote a few units in the Navy and Meg because of operational needs, and on Monday will open 40 more polls in the northern command and in Judea and Samaria.

The vote in the previous election in Israel stood at 65%, and the IDF is a rate of 58 percent. However, this figure does not include soldiers in the rear positions possible for them to vote in the polls, and thus they do not represent the voting patterns in. “we estimate that the voting patterns would be higher actually, because it’s a curious youth who implements the right to vote for the first time in his life, and experiences the first time experience, said Vice Chairman election headquarters. On that note, the expectation is that voting rates will be higher than in average.

The color of soldiers done through identification with insurance certificate or army officer, and to raise awareness of the election. “Last Thursday sent text messages to soldiers with vital information regarding elections and sent them again on election day on May 12. At the same time, the Internet education and commanders do not except the education activities of civil duty to vote in a democratic country, of course without this political issues, “stated Colonel Salomon.

In a remote or northern mountains – everyone can vote.

On Monday started a coordinated way some 3,000 ballot committees members, along with about 6,000 electoral officers. They win the mthosmer process and the branched legislative election. Israeli election headquarters sitting experts who carried out the task and skilled in managing the process, and the Israeli democratic process manager ensures first-class installer. Divided into seven military command “select” – the four territorial commands.
(Includes the HFC), air and sea forces and technological and Logistics Directorate. Inside
These included 33 additional regions, and each set is selection area.
“With the election officers, we make sure that each unit has where to vote, and we give particular attention to the special arrangements,” said Vice Chairman at election headquarters.
“We took all the country and Fresno as crisscross, in several layers to see
Not missed any unit. In the narrative, or the northern mountains – everyone can vote, “stated Vice Chairman at election headquarters.

Among special populations realizes this right are held in detention, including basic brand every soldier not wanting to exercise their right to vote on declaring the form given on the vote. “To confirm beyond any doubt that all the prisoners were given choice”, said Lieutenant Colonel Salomon. A special array is an array that points to the other inmates in civilian polling places. The evening before the election special bonds will be hospitalized to explain about the selection process. Also, some IDF Conference vote in meetings and array (McCarthy, soldiering, and Noah גדנ”ע lines) deploy widely deployed a distinctive answer given.

For the opening whistle moved Chief, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, a special guidance regarding implementation of the vote in the general election. “He discusses the subject personally to ensure that there will be problems. He assumes that all closed units and units will field commanders for approval, declaring they have answered polls. They should also learn to respond appropriately and to companies located outside the unit, described Alon Salomon. With polls require commanders to sign a certificate that all the soldiers had been given the opportunity to vote.

“Voices of soldiers”-between 6 and 7 mandates

The special election, it seemed very similar to talk about the military operation. This week Israel opened in command or a special חמ”ל team, which reports to the polls opening. On election day will be the computerized system updates, also regarding the opening and closing of polls. “All the polls closed early requires approval of election headquarters after verify alternate response or have no need to keep the polls open. The Commander to commit all the soldiers who were supposed to vote in this ballot could exercise their right to vote, “explained Lieutenant Colonel Salomon. On Monday morning the polls opened at 8:00, and responsible for the supervision to arrive half an hour before the polls and to prepare the night before. “All four cards people – Chairman, Committee member ballot Commission, reserves and specify Vice Chairman election headquarters.
 
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The polling stations, to roam from place to place. This logistics process, guarantee the election headquarters will be timed and accurate. “Everywhere we have prepared a brief drive confirmed that drivers know the way and addresses – axis and roads to your contacts and meeting places,” explained Alon Salomon. “Right now,” he added, “even the weather is on our side.” Currently drizzle expected in the afternoon, but no changes requiring action under exceptional conditions. Just before heading to a military operation — in Israeli election stand.
In connection with the Operations Division, with the status of systems intelligence wing and Israel Police, should ensure that the process is not damaged. “We have an array of safety branch who worked on safety hinges, programs and drivers reserve Commission for any purpose. Even when the polls to the counting of the votes – settled in the capital to all concerned, “Col. Solomon revealed.

On completion of the operation and success of the mission will be able to sign in until after the polls by Central Election Commission. This Committee is to count the votes of soldiers and responsibility from the moment the polls, while ensuring confidentiality. “In voting with an envelope in addition to internal ID that does not include. With the arrival of one of the soldiers atptho voters and the CEC enter its details, and see not voting twice — the ngerst inner and outer envelope is preserved, “Deputy Chairman of the election headquarters during the vote.

Tonight join thousands of circle hidden notes in envelopes and the Democratic Party as a whole. “Voices of soldiers”, the Lieutenant Colonel Salomon, “equals six or seven mandates, which significantly affects”. Also, a uniform annual warrior in fighting paratroopers to iron Dome, halachotanit the listener on ICT to 8200 all prescribed how character will look like the State of Israel over the next four years.

Translated from Hebrew

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