Photo Credit: Esty Dziubov / TPS
Voting at a polling station in Jerusalem, in Election Day for Israel's 22nd Knesset. Jerusalem, Sep 17, 2019.

Polls across the Jewish State will, for the most part, open at 7 am on Tuesday as Israelis cast their ballots to determine – hopefully – the next government and the members of the 25th Knesset.

Some 710 polling stations will be deployed on military bases across the country to enable IDF soldiers to vote. According to the IDF, 29 percent of those casting their ballots in uniform are doing so for the very first time.


Soldiers will be able to vote from 8 am to 10 pm, when the polls close.

Voters must bring their Israeli ID card, Israeli passport, or Israeli driver’s license to the polling site to vote.

This is the fifth such election in four years, three of which ended in a stalemate.

The previous government, which lasted barely a year, was cobbled together by Jewish Home party chairperson Naftali Bennett.

After serving as prime minister for a year, in accordance with a prior rotation agreement Bennett then handed over the reins to Yesh Atid party chairperson Yair Lapid (who was to head the government next in the rotation) — and said bluntly that he would sit this election out.

Lapid became a caretaker prime minister, with Bennett serving as alternate while continuing to manage the “Iran portfolio.”

Israel’s English-language Elections Committee site can be accessed here for those with any questions about the election.

If you need to find the location of your polling station, you can access that information here.

You can also call 1-800-222-290 (choose the English language option on the menu) for information on your polling station.

If you prefer to use texting to find your polling station, send an SMS with your Israeli ID number (teudat zehut) to 050-808-5500. You will receive the location of your polling station in response.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.