Elections Committee: Airport to Have Polling Stations

YERUSHALAYIM -
An IDF soldier casts an early vote at an army base near the Arab town of Kafr Qara, on Wednesday. (Flash90)

Four polling stations will be placed in Ben Gurion Airport for returning Israelis to cast their votes, the Central Elections Committee announced on Thursday morning.

There has never been a polling station in the airport before, and there is no voting abroad for Israelis who are not emissaries.

The decision was made after the ruling by the High Court on Wednesday not to extend the Israeli flight closure. It is expected that thousands of Israelis will be returning to the country for Election Day.

The stations will be placed in the terminal prior to passport control. Voting will take place via double envelopes.