Fourth Time’s a Charm – Israelis Return to the Polls

Stand for Israel  |  March 23, 2021

2021 Israeli legislative election
JERUSALEM - MARCH 23: People cast their votes from vehicles at a special polling station established for people tested positive for COVID-19 and under quarantine during 2021 Israeli legislative election in West Jerusalem on March 23, 2021. (Photo by Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Even the ongoing global pandemic cannot keep the people of Israel from voting. And Israel has grown used to voting. The Jerusalem Post’s Gil Hoffman reports on Israelis voting today, the fourth election the Jewish state has held in two years:

Israelis will head to the polls for the fourth time in under two years on Tuesday, hoping to end the political stalemate that began in December 2018 when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu initiated the first election.

There will be 6,578,084 Israelis eligible to vote for any of the 38 parties running in 13,685 polling stations across the country, including 750 special polling stations for the sick and quarantined due to COVID-19.

Exit polls will be broadcast at 10 p.m. Tuesday night on three television networks. But the real results from the normal polling stations will only be available on Wednesday, and some 430,000 double ballots from the special polling stations, soldiers, emissaries and prisoners will arrive by Thursday or Friday. The final results must be in by March 31…

Please keep the Jewish state and her people in your prayers today, that they will vote wisely and that their chosen leaders will lead their nation with God-given wisdom. And thank you, as always, for standing for Israel.

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