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Accessible Polling Stations

Mobility-Impaired Voters

The Knesset Elections Law 5719, 1969, states that every community must have at least one voting station which has access to and within it for people who are mobility-impaired.  In larger towns and cities, there must be one such voting station per 10,000 residents.

In election years, the Central Election Committee puts great effort into locating buildings which meet the accessibility standards that allow them to house accessible voting stations.  In the upcoming 22nd Knesset elections, there will be 4,039 such voting stations, 40% more than in the previous elections.  Any voter who is limited in his/ her mobility will be able to vote in those stations along with his neighbours.

Special Accessible Voting Stations

Any voters whose mobility is limited and is registered to vote in a local voting station which is not accessible , is entitled to vote at a specially designated accessible voting station.  The CE Committee has designated 2,226 such stations for the upcoming 22nd Knesset elections.

When voting at such a station, if the voter's limitations are not easily visible, or if the voter does not have documentation to prove his limitation, the voter will have to sign a declaration in front of the ballot chairperson testifying to his impaired mobility.  Please note: making a false declaration is a criminal offense, and it delays voters who are truly disabled.

The voter will place his voting envelope inside another envelope, upon which the ballot committee will write his name and Identification Number, as well as his address.  The voter will place this double envelope into the ballot box.

These votes will be counted in the Knesset along with all the votes that are cast in double envelopes, such as those of soldiers, inpatients, diplomats, etc.  The votes will be counted in complete confidentiality, without the voters' personal information.