My thoughts exactly!
Originally posted on The Real Jerusalem Streets:
Today is Election Day in Israel for the 19th Knesset
and some are calling it a celebration of democracy.
For a hi-tech country voting is decidedly low-tech,
with a cardboard ballot box and voting booth in a school classroom.
Inside the booth, write-in votes are possible with a pen on white paper.
The nice workers in our polling place were happy to pose for a photo.
Across the hall the scene was similar,
and though the turnout is described as heavy,
the lines were short at midday.
in order to get to the voting place you had to climb stairs, lots of stairs.
While I was trying to get a good angle to show a serious problem,
a friend who had moved to Haifa came up the stairs to vote.
However, for the disabled and many elderly in the neighborhood,
there was nothing to smile about.
Outside, to get…
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