Israel election 2022: Voter turnout hits 23-year high


November 11, 2022

Israelis flocked to the polls Tuesday for the country’s fifth general election since April 2019, voting to determine the makeup of the 25th Knesset.

Turnout levels were high throughout the morning and early afternoon, surpassing those in every election over the past two decades.

Most of Israel’s 12,495 polling stations opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday, with some locations opening only at 8 a.m.

By 10 in the morning, 15.9 percent of Israel’s 6,788,804 eligible voters had cast their ballots, with 1,076,076 votes reported, the highest voter turnout rate since 1981.

The number of votes cast by noon rose t...

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