The chairman of the Central Elections Committee has barred political parties from equipping polling station representatives with cameras during the upcoming national election, but said other measures will be taken to ensure the integrity of the vote. The ruling drew an outcry from the Likud party, which had sought to send activists with recording devices to Arab sector voting stations, claiming the initiative is intended to prevent election fraud. Critics said the effort, first covertly employed by the Likud in the April 2019 vote, was a form of voter intimidation.

KAN's Naomi Segal asked Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler, a senior fellow and head of the Democracy in the Information Age program at the Israel Democracy Institute for her take on the decision.