Rivlin Takes On Voter Apathy


Billboards and posters line the streets and campaign ads fill the airwaves, but some worry that the enthusiasm may be largely one-way.

President Reuven Rivlin is one citizen who is concerned about polls indicating that turnout on election day may be very low, and so he invited some of his fellow citizens who don’t plan to vote to come and talk it over with him.

An online invitation to the public elicited thousands of responses, out of which about a hundred were selected to be asked to come to the President’s Residence to discuss with Rivlin the reasons for their apathy.

Of those who do plan to vote, approximately 16% are still undecided, according to the latest pre-elections survey, aired on Army Radio. The percentage equals 19 mandates, a massive number in the close race between Likud and Zionist Camp.

The number of undecided voters has been shrinking, though; 21% of voters were undecided in a poll taken two weeks ago.

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