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Election Day in Israel!

22 Jan
This bollard is still undecided.

This bollard is still undecided.

Election day is a national holiday, perfect for a BBQ

Election day is a national holiday, perfect for a BBQ

The choices

The choices

Voting for the first time in Israel!

Voting for the first time in Israel!

waiting for results

waiting for results

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22 Jan

My thoughts exactly!

The Real Jerusalem Streets

Today is Election Day in Israel for the 19th Knesset

and some are calling it a celebration of democracy.

photo Israeli election box

For a hi-tech country voting is decidedly low-tech,

photo Israeli election

with a cardboard ballot box and voting booth in a school classroom.

Israeli election photo

 Inside the booth, write-in votes are possible with a pen on white paper.

Israeli election photo

The nice workers in our polling place were happy to pose for a photo.

Israeli election photo

Across the hall the scene was similar,

Israeli election photo

and though the turnout is described as heavy,

the lines were short at midday.

BUT,

stairs photo

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,

Israeli election photo

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.

Israeli election photo

Outside, to get…

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