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January Elections Budget Approved in Israel

The Central Elections Commission approved a budget for the upcoming elections on Sunday.

The commission chairman’s salary, drivers, security personnel, polling station ushers, vote counters and security guards will cost a total of NIS 246,781,000, an increase of over 40 million shekels from the previous election budget.

Sandwiches for volunteers who will man the poll centers will cost NIS 1,320,000 on election day, according to a report by Maariv.

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


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