הודעה לבוחר

Announcement for the voter

מערכת כאן
07 באפריל 2019
13:07

Dear Voters,

In accordance with paragraph 16a of the 1959 Election Law in relation to campaign propaganda, I am making the following announcement:

1. Ever voter has the right to vote, freely and according to their own conscience, for any one of the lists participating in the Knesset elections.

2. Your vote in the election is secret, and in order to protect the secrecy of your vote, the following practices have been put into place:

a. In every polling station a screen will be placed in front of the voting booth in order to conceal the voter while he or she is voting. The envelope into which the voting slip is inserted, will be opaque.

b. The voter, and only the voter, is entitled to insert the slip into the envelope. The voter is permitted, if he or she wishes, to seal the envelope.

c. The voter, and only the voter, is entitled to insert the envelope into the ballot box, after having inserted their chosen slip into the envelope. The envelope will be mixed in with all the other envelopes in the ballot box, so that the voter cannot be identified.

We would like to draw special attention to the fact that only under circumstances where a voter is disabled in a way that makes it impossible for him or her to carry out these actions, the voter is permitted to receive assistance from another person who has accompanied him or her to the polling station. However, this assistance cannot be provided by the manager or any other employee of the retirement home or any other institution at which the voter currently resides.

 

Additionally, any voter whose mobility is limited because of a physical condition, is entitled to vote at any accessible polling station, which is specifically designed to be suitable for disabled voters. More information about accessible polling stations can be found in the published press and on the Central Elections Committee website.

 

3. The law stipulates heavy punishments for fraudulent or corrupt behavior related to elections, and for obstruction to the election process, as well as any criminal action undertaken during one's own, or anyone else's, voting process.

Among other things, a person who carries out any one of the following actions is liable to be prosecuted:

· Giving or offering a bribe to another person in connection to voting or not voting;

· Accepting or agreeing to accept a bribe in connection to voting or not voting;

· Promising or withholding work opportunities, threatening dismissal or any other form of harm in order that a voter might vote or not vote for a certain party;

· Cajoling a voter by way of swearing allegiance, cursing, ostracizing, vowing or removing a vow, or promising a blessing and so on, in exchange for voting or not voting for a certain party;

· Causing disruption to the general voting process;

· Disrupting another voter or preventing him or her from voting;

· Using false identification, or another person's identification document, to identify oneself to a polling station's election committee;

· Voting more than once.

4. The Central Elections Committee makes every effort to carry out all of the necessary procedures to ensure that every voter is able to vote freely and discreetly according to their own conscience and preference;

5. I call on all citizens who are included on the electoral register to take full advantage of their democratic right to vote freely and discreetly for the party of their choice, and in so doing, to have their say in the country's future.

 

 

Hanan Melcer

Deputy Supreme Justice of the Supreme Court

Chairman of the Central Elections Committee for the 21st Knesset